Alright….. It has been a semester and more things are in the works, but I wanted to share some more Photoshop Paint Elevations to the blog. I’m finding a groove, with my process, but still learning so much.. In late November I was asked to start working on a production of Don Giovanni for the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. What I did not realize at the time… This would be the very first full length opera that would have a public audience in this brand new building. I actually was not aware of this fact until about two weeks prior to opening. The building is stunning inside and out. Read more here https://www.thresholdacoustics.com/rice-university
The process was quick, about 6 weeks from first design conversation to when they wanted a design presentation. The initial weeks of creating the design were difficult for me. Ask my wife and design colleagues. I really struggled with this one, but it was worth the struggle.
Below are the Paint Elevations. While I love the watercolor paper background for the paint elevations on the computer screen, when they printed I do not like the texture. It could be I need to mess with it in the final print or find a different texture to give me the look I want.
Colonnade and Donna Anna wall
Dining Wall - this unit was stunning when the walls spilts to reveal the Commandatore!
These gates moved around the space to contain the characters. The metal source for these units is and always will be Kings Architectural Metal https://www.kingmetals.com/Catalog/Catalog.aspx?CatalogId=c39
whose does not love a moon box?
Another tree canopy similar to the previous show.
Lions and flowers