5 backgrounds done…

loungetablebedroomoperating theatre dooroperating bed

We had a little team meeting about our art direction for the backgrounds and decided that a more vector illustration based style would better match the client’s chosen aesthetic.
Lucky for me these are a bit quicker to produce so this is what I have produced in the past few days. I may go back and add more more objects into the bedroom and lounge backgrounds to make them look more “lived in” if I have time, but it’s more important to get the others finished

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be prepared to see lots of backgrounds on here…

tableoperating theatre

Our client loved our designs at the pitch presentation last week so we can get into making all the backgrounds, characters and interactive objects.

At this point my main job is background an asset creation which is a lot of fun and I really enjoy it so that’s all that will be posted here for a while. Test animations in CelAction should be happening soon though!

first attempts at lip sync

side-syncedcolouredwork

The colouring in the second gif looks a little off- blame TVPaint gif quality and the fact that I haven’t finished it yet but I’m on to the lighting in this shot, so that will but up by tomorrow. (Also his legs aren’t behind the table- that will also be fixed too)

I’ve made a list of all that I need to do in the next 3 weeks and it’s a lot but it’s achievable, I’ve just got to work work work

characters with dialogue – concepts

so we’ve dealt with showing emotion without dislodge so now I have to tackle lip-sync- I’m actually looking forward to it.

These are some concept sketches for my characters, my story is about a techy guy who’s homemade A.I goes wrong.
I’m planning on combining both 2D and 3D for this short cause gotta love those hand drawn backgrounds and I have a new found love for sculpting in 3D. Also the colour palette is going to be very blue (wow can you guess what my favorite colour might be??)

charactersexpressionsI got some col-erase pencils for Christmas so I can now have those pro animator looking concept sketches

roomblue2and this is my idea for the setting for my animation. I think the main source light being only the PC monitor will create an interesting atmosphere and aesthetic feel.