Friday, February 29, 2008

Jack and the Beanstalk

These are some preliminary images for my book project for Advanced digital, I am just looking for some feedback. I am portraying fairy tales with legos. This is one from my Jack and the Beanstalk series. I hope to have 8 to 10 per story and do about 4 stories in the book. On these images specifically, I was wondering whether the vertical or horizontal works better, is the background ok as just white/grey or should I add color and depth, and what do you think of the image overall?

6 comments:

BritniB. said...

I personally like the vertical better, the cropping seems to be less distracting for me. I like the focal point and the image overall, the way you chose to focus on the lego Jack and have some of the branches out of focus is successful to me. The background color is a little distracting, it's almost pinkish. I think a white or grey would help the overall image.

Ian Roderer said...

it is funny that you say they look pink because I didn't notice it before, but I was shooting near my red couch so it probably reflected some light back onto the whit board I had in the background.

Bayard said...

Maybe experiment with tilting/shifting the focus a bit so that only a certain portion of "Jack" and the branches are in focus.

Leslie said...

I definitely like the vertical better since he is climbing up. Did you maybe try moving Jack more towards the top or bottom? Maybe have his head and arm just coming into the image at the bottom, or just his legs hanging down at the top...I don't know...just a thought.

originalintegra said...

Ooops, Ian be consitent with your background color choice. As far as depth of filed and tilt and things, I think you should just play with that. Perhaps try to consider your own interpretations of the stories and characters to determine how you should approach each "glimpse."

Ryan Krueger said...

I would have to agree that the vertical works better out of these two. The space in that particular image is well used. There is a variety of intriguing shapes in the left portion of it that catch the eye.