Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Death Of The Champion

©Armand Serrano/Redeemer Films.
The highest moment in the project. Twelve year old David raises the head of the ten-feet tall Philistine champion Goliath as seen by the shield bearer.

36 comments:

cdeboda said...

Great staging! Really captures the moment well.

toni reyna said...

Impressive composition , I really like the composition is very strong ,great drawing and colors too.Congrast for the blog!!!!

Shuku said...

-Love this-. Absolutely love it! Great angle, great shot, memorable!

--Shuku

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Love the angle you've drawn this at ! Super work !

craig said...

wow...great composition. powerful image

Marc Hampson said...

Amazing!

marcobucci said...

Such a strong shot. I just 'get' it immediately. Perfect communication! Looking forward to seeing more from this project.

Ale said...

that looks fantastic, armand. i wish i could see the whole thing just by drawings...i can imagine how awesome the storyboard would look like! congratulations and keep up the great work.
take care,
ale

Mark McDonnell said...

AWESOME man. Great frame!!!!!!
Impressive and nicely framed.

MAC

Angelo said...

Thats just great Armand.
People say that my storyboards have lots detail but now you make me feel good!!! And it is coloured too :)
Love it. You are a great artist .
Angelo

kcirbuk said...

AWESOME man. Great frame!!
Super work !!!

Paco K.

A.Llupia said...

What a nice shoot of this "tragic" moment.I love it!greetings.

Jeremy Spears said...

SHEEEEESH! AWESOME!

Marcelo Vignali said...

Wow, this is great!

Mark Behm said...

So nice. Love the composition and the gesture of the figures.

chris chua said...

woww...very very powerful...great use of colors and composition. Feels like a still from a film.

sarah said...

Very striking! I like the colours you chose :)

flipstudios said...

Armand, very powerful piece. and i agree with Shuku and Andrew, the angle makes this shot. brilliant as always.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Great dramatic and dynamic!! AWESOME!!

Armand Serrano said...

Thanks, guys. I want to play with the idea that almost the whole time in the story, we're looking down on David at the valley giving the perception that he's the underdog. But when he killed Goliath, armor bearer falls to the ground. From his point of view, we see David in an upshot for the first time. The brushes also play a big part in this shot. They are purposely designed like people raising their hands in worship.

Balkandude said...

I LOVE IT!

Shawn said...

very strong image. nice.

Todd Harris said...

this is an incredible blog armando. from composition to values to color choices, great job. I will continue to come here, nice work!

SIM-R said...

Aw man ! - great . Love the drama and composition . The play in shape works really well with the large shape of Goliath acting as a grand stage for David .The black ink work is really working well with the colours again . Makes for a great style and feel to the image overall . I hope your going to do a book with all these images from your project inside . Put me down for one if you do .

Armand Serrano said...

Thanks again for the comments.

Yes, Simon, it's already in the works. Part of the marketing for this project will be a compilation of the designs complete with research and explanations. Target date would be comic-con 2007. We should talk more about this.

Rick Lacy said...

Oh wow, such great work. Thanks for commenting on my own blog. This David and Goliath piece is awesome. Love the composition and depth.

LDahl said...

Very powerful and clean. Well thought out!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome..

S.D. said...

As usual, you made a fantastic composition! This scene is full of tragic and heroïc feelings, I love it! Hope to see the whole project one day! :)

Dave said...

Just wonderful!

Scott Wright said...

...I'm speachless....spectacular!

Anonymous said...

this is one hell of a dynamic composition. Amazing piece, and my new inspiration.

roque said...

Powerful!

Edouard said...

Great composition ! (not sure it is the right way to say it in english... ;)) As cdeboda says, it really captures the moment and gives a good idea of power.
"Bonne et heureuse année" from France (Happy new year !)

Anonymous said...

waow I love this one, huge composition and great ink work!!

Shawn Escott said...

Amazing!!!