It starts with movie “Godzilla: King of the monsters”. I was amazed when the submarine dived down deep and discovered ancient architecture. The scene is extraordinary and beautiful.
It is ancient architecture underwater with modern submarine. It is my favorite color palette, blue vs orange. Despite the movie’s story line and some acting issue, I love this part, especially when Dr. Serizawa sacrificed himself for Godzilla.
So, I think it is time for painting some underwater ruins.
The main theme is straightforward. Light comes through two stone sculptures and all blue shades. Here the diver is the key. The diver not only gives the size reference but also wears modern equipment. To compensate the blue colors, I put a group of orange jellyfish.
In oil painting, the first impression for painting light rays is using semi-transparent white color. However, it will reduce the color saturation. So, after the shape and range of light rays have been determined, it is better to go over the whitened area with similar value color. Thus, the light rays feel more on the subject itself rather than suspend on top of canvas.
I am so glad that I actually finished this one. I hope you enjoy it too. ❤