Finding The Look
One part of this project was really important for me - the look and feel of the image on screen. In school we where using this program called Animo, a great program if you have the right knowledge about it (people here tend to hate it) and worldwide released movies like The Iron Giant among others used this software.
The problem with it is that it's pretty much required to have a solid line on your artwork (to make painting much easier) and that was something I definitely didn't want.
All spring I had been trying out different sollutions and time had come to try the best one out.
To start with I had to draw the lineart on a different piece of paper.
Next all the areas for the different colours (here already colored).
Above is the composit of the two layers. All that extra work just to create the loose and creative look I wanted. The 'Unstiff Look' I call it.
Here is the final result with even more layers, like background and different typs of overlays (to create an old look maybe). Not sure how the actual movie is going to look though.
Also the final film is going to have shadows to create an even more sophisticated and realistic look.