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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday Morning Sketch #2

Here's another quick Saturday morning painting sketch. This one's based on a photo I took from a helicopter somewhere over New Zealand. Most of you know that I worked as an Art Director on the Lord of the Rings. But I also had the great fortune of being in charge of the Scenic Photography Unit. We did most of our work from a helicopter. Actually, two helicopters (but who's counting?) By far the coolest gig I've ever had! Needless to say, I shot a lot of pictures (sadly, before I got a digital camera.)

17 comments:

Matthew Scheuerman said...

Outstanding. Love the minimalistic brushstrokes. The thumbnail looks like a photograph because of the perfect color choices. Awesome.

Kacey said...

I love your work..the way you use directional strokes really defines the environment clearly. What an incredible view...you pretty much have the coolest job ever!

rainart said...

Hi,
I have great admiration for your work.
Sketches are always the best !
Cheers,
-r

tortugamarina said...

Hi Paul!

Thanks for sharing, its so instructive!

One question: you use mac or pc? wich model? (as a designer, i use only wacom, and i'm thinking about an iMac...)
Thanks, and keep on posting such great things

adri

Bobby Chiu said...

What a cool story and of course fantastic sketch!

Kei Acedera said...

SOOO Awesome!

Benjamin Plouffe said...

That does sound like a cool job!

Andy Park said...

Very inspirational work!

Nick Marshall said...

Im so glad this blog is being updated more now. You are definitely keeping the fanbase happy with these! ;)
The painting is beautiful, the confidence in the brush strokes is palpable. Great piece of work! Love to hear about the LOTR experience too, its great that you have such fond memories.

All the best, please keep posting!

J. E. Morris said...

Lucky you! New Zealand is gorgeous. Lovely painting - I really like how you handled the row of trees.

enb said...

man... great stuff- your landscapes have a fantastic, extremely recognizable style to them-
always a pleasure.

Armand Serrano said...

Beautiful, Paul...but I thought surf's up was your coolest gig?!

Jason Scheier said...

nice sketch paul!

Daniel said...

Your landscapes always look really fresh. I have the 'making of LOTR' book and I always enjoy looking at your environment sketches. Your artworks are truly inspiring.

Mark Irwin said...

Beautiful work, so inspiring! Glad I found you out there in the aether!

Thomas von Kummant said...

damn!....again fantastic.....
i guess you guys had a lot of fun in new zealand, huh?
i would LOVE to see also your photographs.

best
thomy

Douglas Ferreira said...

Incredible work here!