Artstation is my go to spot for art inspiration and the other day I came across some work by the incredibly skilled Irina Nordsol Kuzmina. These are pretty much all of my art goals- beautiful use of light, light texture, dynamic and interesting character compositions, etc. The rest of her gallery is just as gorgeous. She can be found @nord-sol.com & artstation.com/nordsol .
There was another great Blender Guru interview (Youtube ) this time with Efflam Mercier about cinematography and other things. He touched on something that I’ve been thinking a lot about recently. That being how much films (well done films) can teach artists. I was thinking about it mainly from the point of telling a story in graphic form- movement, camera/viewpoint placement, etc. but also lighting. Efflam points out some of his favorite books and films that handle those topics and more well. I’ve only seen Hero on his list and I remember being blown away by how beautiful it was. I don’t remember much of the story but I remember…