Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May 26, 2009
Went home for lunch and finished the second version of "Friend Or Foe":

As I mentioned this morning, this one is more of a dusk scene. I also pumped up the foreground ridges with dark, volcanic rock. I love how totally different rock formations, collide out on the desert (wish I would have paid more attention in Geology!).

And for reference, here's the first one:

Robert Ray just taught me a step to add to the scanning process to tweak the color a bit. I noticed the first scan, posted this morning, had lost some color nuance. Still, although I like the effects in the first one, I think I have to go with the fading light image. It's more moody and dramatic, no?

I'm working on another scene of Powhatan Clarke's crew and Remington traversing the Salt River Canyon on their way to Fort Apache. Here's the study:

And I also worked over the long weekend on sepia style storyboarding:

I might use this for flashbacks, or maybe, even go in and out of it, as if we are getting different media versions of Remington's sketchbooks.

I also photographed the big Billy oil, but couldn't get a clean shot of it. It's still drying and I couldn't get an angle that killed the glare. I'll try again later.

Robert Ray is developing a new Google custom map deal he learned at a seminar last Friday to illustrate my PBS wanderings. We hope to have that ready, along with the dramatic photos, tomorrow.

"Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity."
—Gilda Radner

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