Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Chase

This is a piece that I've been working on for a personal project. The three main ideas in this piece I want to get across are as follows: first read-forground plane/ second read- plane exploding over it/ third read epic cathedral. Suggestions and comments are very much appreciated. I would love feedback. Thank You.


AF said...

Can't wait to see this completed man, this is an awesome shot!!

Eduard said...

Very ambitious work, Marcus. One commentary about the piece in color: I think that the background is too powerful because of the treatment and color and "engulfs" the plane. Also details over the plane like different materials and textures and the symbols painted over following better the shape, would be a help. About the battle piece, I like the idea of having planes flying into a close space, but (there is always one), here, especially with the first plane you miss a lot of the powerful effect expected. Why? Because you can't see clearly the trajectory of the plane, that narrow space, almost magic, would take the plane to pass at high velocity and escape. Looks like a static plane into an exhibition. We need to see, or at least guess by the lighting that there is a point of entry and a point of exit of that close space. To this static sensation contributes also the manner you render it. I would expect to see it in a more dynamic way of rendering suggesting the speed and the trajectory (like the way it looks a fish in the water, it’s all speed and intention, no details, everything is lined up to the action line). Speaking about the second plane, maybe you should take advantage of that crash and make it more spectacular like a major explosion. It would also bring a theatric lighting over the whole space. Overall, I think that this is a very powerful piece with a lot of artistic potential.