Well Iv'e been able to borrow my brothers Wacom tablet for the next few weeks. So I decided I'd actually produce a digital painting now. You've seen the reference images, but I wanted to do an initial painting just so you can get an accurate feel for what I want to create. I also wanted to test out photoshop CS5's new paint brush features and they are amazing.
This was created straight from photoshop. No sketches or guides. I didn't even have any reference images in front of me. Just painting off the top of my head.
The boat is kept simple, but I actually like it like that. There aren't even any windows. Its a slightly 3D silhouette of a boat. With minimal shading. The waves created by the growing storm are the main focus of this animation.
Just looking at the picture now, I'm thinking maybe that the clouds end a bit to suddenly.
I'd like to hear what people think of it. Both from an idea and a technical point of view.