Saturday, March 24, 2012

Animation project

Back in 2010 I was commissioned to design characters and produce a few minutes of animation for this community health education film directed by David Hansen. The film is a blend of live-action and animation. We discussed using 3d CG animation initially, but in the end decided on Flash style animation due to the tight deadline.

An excerpt of the full film can be viewed HERE.

Thank you to the people of these communities for allowing me to showcase my contribution on this project.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ponyo BG studies II

A couple more studies of background art from Ponyo. I'm finding that gouache and coloured pencil is a really great combination. As far as I can tell this is what was used in the actual backgrounds for the film, along with pastels. Apart from being nice and opaque when you want, gouache appears to be quite suitable for watercolour like effects. However getting the right mixture is something that will take just as much practice and experience to do well. As for the coloured pencils, good quality ones proved essential for vibrant marks. Scribling away with dirty hands I really did feel like a child again.