Experimenting with shading on this one. I wanted this to be a bit more clean, more like a cartoon than anything. Less blurry and soft and more sharp and almost impressionistic. A summary of the image, instead of an attempt at realism. As always, comments are welcome!
Archive for July, 2010
Not sure about the background on this one. I did a lot of the shading work and I think it turned out well so I think that will offset the lack of interesting imagery. Any thoughts about the art style are welcome – I’m not quite sure if I should subscribe to the commonly-seen simple hard shading or continue to try to use smooth complex shading. Does it make a difference? You decide.
These beans make your beans look like losers.
I was wondering if the background might be a little too blurry. I was in a bit of a rush doing it and didn’t use a brush with a blurred edge to make the sky, so I had to blur the background. I could have just blurred the sky and left everything else less blurred, but thought that it would have looked strange.
Credit to Taylor N. for this idea. Some interpretations might have also been beans that had been frozen, with or without sunglasses, rather than this beach bum variety above.
Oh, the brewfanity!
Other ideas for a visual pun to match this joke involved a train with many different kinds of energy drinks derailing. I liked this one because of the ridiculousness of coffee beans being train cars. I want to live in the world where giant beans are used to accomplish tasks like shipping and transportation.
I think that the shading on the beans themselves could have had a bit more contrast and their shines might have looked better a bit more blurred, but beyond that the beans are okay I think. The background (or ground, I should say) was a little simplistic, but I spent all of my time shading the beans and bean fragments. Any feedback is appreciated!