It’s been busy in Game-U’s Art Zone!
Game-U artists from all across our studios have been working, learning, and creating nonstop! From light sources to silhouettes, to portrait painting and Father’s Day gifts, to character design to color theory and composition, they’re forging ahead and getting in the zone. Check it out!
This month, art students in Flemington explored the principles of lighting, examining how subtly different lighting schemes drastically changed the feel and look of the same subjects. In a study of light sources, they used arrows to indicate the various directions and reflections present in example pictures, and then put their new knowledge to the test! Students were challenged to free draw a “flat” object devoid of shading, then use a separate layer and some creativity to come up with a lighting scheme of their own.
In another lesson, students explored a cross-curricular Venn diagram of subjects, combining portraiture, digital painting, effects of color on mood and composition, and character design – all in one project! They used selfies as reference images, built a background behind it conveying the mood they wanted their painting to induce in the viewer (e.g., Jackson S. wanted gloom and despair, Eli F. desired a sense of drama and rising hope, etc.), sketched their line art over their reference image, and then slid their painting layer underneath the sketch layer and blocked in the basic colors. Et voila!
Last but not least, the art class celebrated Father’s Day! With a specific focus on composition and the effect of the background on the subject of the painting, students used their skills to commemorate this Day of the Dads, working from family photos to make their gifts.
Congratulations, artists! You’ve really knocked it out of the park this month. Keep it up, and keep learning!