Monday, April 17, 2006

They Have reached mountain.

25 comments:

Jafar said...

Wish i were with them too...I love mountains and snow : ) Beautiful lighting!

Carlos Ruano said...

What a great one!!!! Nice lighting. Beautiful horses and soldiers figures.

Matt J said...

Beautiful Andrei, like a frame from a Kurosawa film or Eisenstein in colour.

Anonymous said...

Это адыгейская конница?...
или дети играют в индейцев?
но,безусловно,что-то героическое.

Alexey Kobelev said...

Yes! This is almost CinemaScope format! Great composition! Remind me Disney's MULAN.

Oscar Grillo said...

I find that comparing this amazing piece of artwork with Mulan's is quite blasphemous. Mulan's work looked heartles and this piece is amazingly evocative. For many years Disney artists became so formulaic that their work looked as if painted by numbers. Not one gram of emotion. They let the music to tell you what to fell.
How different it was with "Bambi"!

Oscar Grillo said...

ERRATUM:
Please, above read:
"They let the music tell you what to feel"

utterfingers!

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thanks everybody for your kind comments!
I agree with you Oscar, but not completely. I think that the preparatory period shows amazing work! But in film some of it disappears. Disney is huge factory and on the first place there is production.
Actualy I like concept art in Mulan very much!

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Stunning!

Elliot said...

Andrei - we all have our unique way of doing things when it comes to art and I have to say your way is mind boggling.
I would not know even where to begin if I was to reproduce such a thing.
I greatly admire your work.

Antonio Santamaria said...

Andrei, Again!!! You have done it again! What? As always your work is wonderful and... for this time EPIC! This light over the mountain makes me think about a next blood battle.
BRAVO!

mister X said...

Ух!
Круто! Класно передано, граница между закатом и ночью (в смыслы время)

Virginia Valle said...

Love the lighting :) I hope your enoyed the holidays !!!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Oh wow this is so good ! I thought it was a photo from the thumbnail pic !!!

martin wittig said...

Andrei--Another Great piece! I love the colors in these...Truely great work:)

UM said...

Andrei, it's all been said above. Breathtaking!

ULI

Савченко Евгений said...

Не заходил неделю - а тут такое количество новых прекрасных работ! Я искренне восхищен :)

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thanks everybody!
Серёга увидимся завтра в Туннеле !
Virginia i LOVE Holidays!
Евгений не пропадай.
Andrew Welcome.

UM said...

By the way, I agree with you that the production art by Hans Bacher is magnificent!!! The movie's look is a watered down version of that, but the good bits shine through because of Hans.

ULI

A. Riabovitchev said...

Absolutely Uli!;O)

limbolo said...

What is this actually Andrei?
A concept for Prince Vladimir?...Something else?

Re: MULAN
This is Disney's only well designed 'contemporary' feature - thanks to Hans - the others are all a dog's breakfast. But the story, the music -all the usual mainstream drivel...Oh god, when will it end?

Hurrah for the valiant riders, by the way.

Alexey Kobelev said...

Limbolo! The shame on you! Hans Bacher is the genius but even besides him Disney collected the most gifted artists. Most of "contemporary" animated features had a unique look (certainly within the limits of Disney manner but the limits exist even at Ghibli).
Is not there a huge difference between an incentive concept art and the final full-length product?

limbolo said...

Ok, Ok, I've calmed down a bit. THE EMPEROR"S NEW GROOVE has an appalling first 10 minutes then settles into a nice groove. It is also charmingly designed by Colin Stimpson. ALLADIN is cute too - like a good pop song with a catchy hook.
Andrei, I know there many great talents who pass through the Disney machine. It is sad to see their work get mangled.
(And I don't believe that a bad film can be rescued by good design.)
It will be interesting to see how Disney develops under new management.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Everything,what I show on my blog last time I drawing for fun. I can allow my self to do it .
And about "Disney", I would tell that "Disney" is not a unconditional leader anymore . It was Earlier .
But artists are still the best.:O)

Hans said...

Wow, in lack of a more amazing word, this is amazing!!!

Hans