How I visualise… Major Kusanagi’s dual Identity
1 Build the scene
At this stage, I focus on finding the best set of elements to fill my canvas with. I preserve my energy by focusing on the rough layout, ensuring that there’s sufficient detail for both myself and the client to understand.
2 Find the structures
It’s key to define structures in the painting accurately, while keeping in mind the ambience and lighting setup. Without strong directional lighting, the positioning of highlights and halftones become indicators of form.
3 Colour over values
I want the colors to take a back seat, in order to sell the greygreen ambience. It’s a balancing act to define local colors sufficiently without overtly and unintentionally highlighting a particular area in the piece.