Nightmare Before Christmas

Nightmare before christmasHaving been told repeatedly I should watch Tim Burtons “Nightmare Before Christmas” I finally did exactly that! It’s not the sort of film I would normally watch but I found it fairly enjoyable considering that. I liked the use of colour in the film. In each zone the colours make it really clear rights from the start of the scene where the location is. Halloween Town, obviously, has a dark colour palette with the brightest colours being dull oranges and greens. Christmas Town’s colour scheme is bright and appealing with stereotypical themes and colours and the ‘human world’ is a mixture of loads of different colours, so even without a name given it’s clear that the scene takes place in our world. The colours schemes alongside Tim Burtons distinctive and unique style made the film enjoyable for me to watch despite it not being a film I would normally choose. To me, it’s proof of how important it is to choose details like colours carefully so the audience can pick up on things without unnecessary explanations having to be given.


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About this blog

This is my professional practice blog, created to go alongside my art foundation course.

I’m an aspiring illustrator and author and work in a Manga style of which I feel I have developed my own style through years of practice and persistance with the style of artwork. Whilst Manga is a Japanese style and so is not often practiced in Western areas, I find the style inspiring and have grown up with it around me through watching anime and then reading manga comics. My favourite artist is Masashi Kishimoto – a manga artist who is the creator of Naruto.

In terms of media I favor coloured pencils and ProMarker pens but I am also becoming more confident in my use of Papercutting  and have some experience in digital art which I am working to improve further to progress my artwork.