Thursday, July 14, 2011

Warm Shower Environment

If this had been painted in the 80s, it would have been a lot harder to read. Each major object (Rocks,Wall, Lockers, Furs, Benches) would have been painted harsh and clashing primary and secondary colors.

Colors straight out of the Cartoon Color cel paint tubes. - like the paintings I posted a couple days ago.
This BG uses more control to guide the eye and focus the viewer on what is important.
It uses neutral colors that subtly change hue, value and saturation -to keep it from looking dull and monochromatic.
The biggest contrasts in value and saturation are on the benches and this helps frame the bear furs and draw our attention to them.
The painting technique is very skilled, sensitive, organic and appealing too. I think it's Richard Daskas. The layout was drawn by Aaron Springer.

17 comments:

Steven M. said...

Thing of beauty, that painting.

Tony said...

Sweet like a candy bar......so good!! Thanks for posting, John!!! If any body has experience with Toon Boom Animate Pro, I would be thankful for some exchange on that program, which in case that it works for me I would like to buy! At the moment I'm playing around with the PLE version!!!

If somebody has any job offer on that program, I would like to work and constantly learn from somebody. Sorry for my english, it's not perfect but my understanding is quite better than my writing.

I'll be back on august from my holidays and it would be great to work on some projects, even if I live in Germany.............!!!!!!!...........thanks to the internet it should be possible to work from any region.

At the moment I would appreciate some assistance job like cleaning or inbetweening digitally!

Thanks folks,

Toni

Tony said...

Sweet like a candy bar......so good!! Thanks for posting, John!!! If any body has experience with Toon Boom Animate Pro, I would be thankful for some exchange on that program, which in case that it works for me I would like to buy! At the moment I'm playing around with the PLE version!!!

If somebody has any job offer on that program, I would like to work and constantly learn from somebody. Sorry for my english, it's not perfect but my understanding is quite better than my writing.

I'll be back on august from my holidays and it would be great to work on some projects, even if I live in Germany.............!!!!!!!...........thanks to the internet it should be possible to work from any region.

At the moment I would appreciate some assistance job like cleaning or inbetweening digitally!

Thanks folks,

Toni

Drake Brodahl (pumml) said...

Very nice. Great to see the details!

Niki said...

Wow, this is really cool. I've already started to try painting in water color lampblack so hopefully soon I can get down to cartoon paint too.

Richard Daskas said...

Yeah that was mine.Thanks John.
Richard

Richard Daskas said...

Yeah that is my painting,thanks John.

Scrawnycartoons said...

Great painting, always cool to hear color theory and how to draw the audiences attention to the important arts of a drawing

rodineisilveira said...

Johnny K.,

I'm recognizing these backgrounds!
They're from a Yogi Bear short which you directed in 1999: A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith (more exactly on the scene where we find Yogi and Boo Boo having a shower).

Sandra Rivas said...

Such eye candy!! I love this painting!! And I love the Yogi and Boo Boo suits!

Gordeaux said...

Are these cartoons ever going to DVD?
What about the George Liquor Program?
I need more John K Cartoons!!!!

Isaak said...

Do you talk with any animators who are working in the industry about your ideas and are they receptive? I have a fondness for some scripted animation, but it would be great to bring the Clampett spirit back to animation.

Mattieshoe said...

Say, John, is your cartoon school still open for business? I know I kind of missed the train here, But I'm ready to get serious about it and couldn't ask for a better mentor than you.

a few of my studies are up here if you wanted to check them out, and there are more to come soon.

Roberto Severino said...

Cool. It's been a long while since I've seen the cartoon, but it's refreshing to see such lovely BGs.

"If this had been painted in the 80s, it would have been a lot harder to read. Each major object (Rocks,Wall, Lockers, Furs, Benches) would have been painted harsh and clashing primary and secondary colors. Colors straight out of the Cartoon Color cel paint tubes. - like the paintings I posted a couple days ago."

Where exactly did that color thinking came from? Was it done on purpose?

Mckay Boxberger said...

Well there was no need to violate my brain with those grotesque looking cels from the 80's! At least looking at other background you posted has sure cleared up my senses Thanks a bunch! :)

Huckleberry said...

Wow, it's amazing how lush these colors are. Was this done with traditional paints or was there some computer programs used to create/enhance it? Either way it looks fantastic.

Hard Nut said...

Eccch. That picture with the vampire is from the Groovy Ghoulies which haunts my nightmares - I once sat in bed delirious from fever while a feature length one played on TV, without the strength to turn the TV over, or to jab forks in my eyes.