Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Design is in the Details



I was recently asked by photographer Stephen Berkman to help him with some environment and set design for an upcoming shoot he has. His photos are really unique and great, and have a charm to them that takes multiple viewings to get. They're also highly thought out and every detail of the image is meant to serve the story. You might recognize some of his work from Nicole Kidman and Jack White's prop photos from the movie "Cold Mountain" as well as for The Raconteurs album cover. As an "entertainment" designer, it's often that I'm browsing the web for inspiration from other entertainment artists, but it's always important to delve outside our fields and see what other artists are doing. I definitely enjoyed learning about his process so if you got a minute, check out his work and see what inspirations you find. Enjoy!




Speaking of deatils, this "Lord of the Rings" piece is actually a touched up version of something I did a while back. But as I've learned, while the strength of an image lies in its simplification, composition, drawing and value, the DESIGN is in the details. So I went back and detailed it enough to really fit into the production design of the movie.

9 comments:

  1. True, the art of detauils which are but you cant see, but they are in fact like part of the full work is the key for a best work. :-) btw, great work you have.

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  2. You're really making a lot of big strides in your work! Keep up the good work!

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  3. amazing work! I really enjoy your character designs :) great blog too!

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  4. Love this interior, excellent mood and lighting.

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  5. This is gorgeous! LOTR is one of my fave movies and you totally captured the vibe and essence in this piece.

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  6. I really love the subtleties in that environment. really awesome Mauricio!

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  7. Let's see more Mauricio! Thanks for the visit.

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Thanks for letting me know what you think :)