Thursday, 1 December 2016

One task I needed to complete for the Rumour Mill film was the concept art for the main set building of the Mill.
This was to be used as a design guide for the set building process and the original painting would also be framed and sent to our Executive Producer.

I studied the architectural features and colour palette of the Mill as part of my research.

I also studied the work of Wes Anderson, particularly 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
as Bexie Bush, the Director of the film was inspired by his work and enjoyed the one point perspective that is his trade mark.

In addition to this, I studied the work of Stanley Roy Badmin, who was originally an etcher but turned to watercolour Painting in the 1930's. He has depicted many typically english scenes and landscapes and I admire the detail of his trees and woodland paintings.
I found myself collecting quite a few of his paperback picture books.

I began work on the Main Building which will also feature my autumn woodland backdrop in the set, so I included a version of that in the concept art.

 I was able to use the silhouette of the actual set as a starting point for the concept art
and added detail.

I then needed to paint a second version of the painting but this time set in the wintertime.
Here it is! Countdown to Christmas with the Rumour Mill Film!
Not to mention the new Christmas card which I completed of the main set for the Rumour Mill, complete with snow.

Complete with an Advent calendar full of Christmas puns which is shared each day on Facebook and Twitter, with a different feature from the film ....and a Christmas joke :)

You can buy Christmas cards and help raise money for the film at the same time HERE.