Monday, December 17, 2007

Spatial Depth In Comics, Uccello

This past year I've been thinking a lot about adding things to my comics. More detail, color, etc.. One of those things is spatial depth. It's hard for depth to work in comics. It usually conflicts somehow. Obviously, McCay could do it.

I really like this painter, Paolo Uccello, who has flat "cartoony" (to my eyes) characters moving forward and back in space forever and ever. This painting, "The Hunt In The Forest":

large, too dark version

small, too light version

with the animals running back and forth deeper and deeper into the woods... It's kind of freaking awesome.

'Nuff Said.