Thursday, November 10, 2011
The last for Gutshot, Excercises in Understatement
As I've been attempting to put more of my personality into my work, I decided to combine my love of modern architecture with this exterior of a 'mansion'. The script mainly described a mansion, likely in Malibu or the Hollywood Hills, and set in some kind of canyon. As my most recent trip to Los Angeles allowed me to have a gander at some of these kinds of houses (usually on the way to Zuma Beach), I let myself go a bit nuts.
In addition to that, I also decided to understate the dead body this time around, with the hint of a foot catching the dawn sunlight being enough to suggest what the main character is packing into the trunk of the car. In addition, I threw in the accomplice, silhouetted in scant clothing in the distance (showcasing her detachment and casting her in a dubious role).
And, of course, playing with the palette once again. Subjugating the palette, for me, is most challenging when balancing a sense of consistency with the visual distinction of each object and person in the composition. That's something I can keep working on, I suppose.