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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Foreground Detail_Part One
Again, working carefully from back to front, I have now detailed the aluminum drawing disk, the hands and the papers. A pencil appears in the right hand.
I had a number of reference photos to work from for this composition. Here is the one I was using most at this point:
Reference material, while quite useful, should nonetheless be used selectively and not too slavishly. But here you can see that I did rely on it heavily for the light effects on the bevel of the disc and for the effect of the light coming up through the papers from beneath. (In case you don't know, the aluminum disc has a rectangle of frosted glass inset in its center and a light source underneath, giving translucency to the paper and thus the ability of the animator to closely relate a series of drawings to one another.)