Wednesday, 6 December 2017
I really like this artists style, but i'm not sure how jess wants to incorporate it so I'll have to have a chat with her about it. I think this could definitely work.
I also did a background from one of the layouts I did which looks pretty good! and then this is another one in progress (unfinished) from another layout with the night palette.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
So we have a cleaned up, coloured shot and I thought it would be a good idea to turn the layout I did into a background so that we have a finished shot for the animatic milestone tomorrow. So here's the background I did but I haven't had to okay from Lucie yet so it might change but just for now, I quickly just imported the background into the TVPaint file and exported it just to see how it would look and ahhh it looks great! I'm so excited to carry on with it and see it all come together!
Monday, 27 November 2017
Friday, 24 November 2017
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
I finished the test that I started yesterday and I really like it! I'm really starting to get a good sense of geography now and getting used to it, I still just need to work out lighting and the water which i'm really struggling with but apart from that, it's going good!
I ended up doing the wrong angle so I had to re do it:
Monday, 20 November 2017
So there's an establishing shot at the beginning of the film which zooms in onto the pool, so I tried to do it but when I completed it I noticed how untidy it looked, all outlines were wobbly so I redid it and I think it looks so much better. I've also made a start on a view of one wall, I'm doing to do each of the four walls so artists know the exact layout and what's in the room and where it is etc.
Friday, 17 November 2017
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Drawing some refined layouts and backgrounds to use for the animatic.
I think this needs work in terms of the lighting and the door needs to be more realistic but it's alright as a placeholder at the moment while we're designing the actual door.
So Lucie has decided to change the whole colour palette for the backgrounds, so using the colours she's got at the moment (they might and probabl will change) I just had a go at doing some quick background tests with the new colours to see how it looks and also added the same texture as before to see if it still works with the new colours.
Background 1 with texture:
Background 2 without texture:
Background 2 with texture:
To be honest, I cant decide if I prefer it with or without texture, maybe we could change the texture to something different and one that matches the colour a bit better? I'm playing it by ear at the moment because Lucie is currently changing the colour palette so for now I think i'll just play around with these colours adding different textures.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
I've agreed to help out a little with backgrounds on Amy and Jasmine's film, Ticked Off. So this is my first attempt at a background, just to see the layout of the clock and get an overall feel of the mood and atmosphere. Jasmine is a very organised producer so she made sure I had all the references and resources I needed to do this, and I'm really happy with it. I like the style, it needs some tweaking because of course, i'll have to get used to the style but overall, it's looking good and I think Amy and Jasmine are pleased with it too.
Monday, 13 November 2017
I watched the new animatic and decided to do some backgrounds based on the angles used in the animatic, there's one shot that's underwater so I thought i'd give that one a go to see how we would show that it's underwater, I think this works well except the bubbles, there's something about them, but overall I'm really pleased! especially because I've never done anything like this before, so for a first attempt, I'm happy. I'm glad backgrounds are getting underway now so I can experiment and get a final design. In the middle ofwriting this, Jess came over and she approves of my underwater background! which is great!
This is the original background I did with a temporary placeholder for the water, and below is the same background but with the water texture I created, I'd obviously need to perfect it as it doesn't look right against the wall but I actually quite like it, the yellow and blue colours work really well and the style of water goes well with the background in my opinion. I'll keep playing around with this and see what else I can come up with
So Jess wants the water to be inspired by the water in Tom and Jerry: Splash hotel. I've been dreading designing the water because it's something I've always struggled with and I don't really do it often so it takes time getting used to doing it. I started off easy and just experimented with brushes and textures
Below: I actually quite like this, it's a shame that it's nothing like the style we're going for but we could see what it looks like and go from there. I started trying to imitate the water in Tom and Jerry but then it just turned into this! Ah well, practice makes perfect, the question is - how many practices is it going to take?!
Friday, 10 November 2017
So I had a discussion with Kathy about my concerns and then spoke to Jess and I was able to get some ideas out of her and sort of get an idea of what she wants. This is a background I did (in progress/unfinished at the moment), sticking with the same colour palette but overlaying textures. It kind of reminds me of looney tunes a bit, so I decided to incorporate some things inspired by looney tunes in the background. For example, I used the background art in the image of daffy duck as inspiration for the windows and I think we could also use the lighting from this too perhaps. I just need to figure out how we're going to stylise the water and add the pool ladder and a few touches here and there and then I can use this as an example to do other backgrounds. I'm quite happy that we're finally getting somewhere with this now, as we only have just over two weeks until we hand in 30 seconds of finished animation which means getting some backgrounds done.