Backgrounds: Mountains

Some more work from my portfolio. I have been thinking about the sort of colours I would like to use for my backgrounds, and after coming up with a colour palette for the mountains tried to get a feel of what they would actually look like.

Colour test of still taken from pre-vis:

Background design:

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Thursday 21st January, 2010. backgrounds. Comments off.

More Character Work

Here is some more character work from my portfolio…

Thomas attitude poses:

Size comparison:

A helpful way of remembering the sizes is that the balloon is roughly the same length as the moon’s nose.

Thursday 21st January, 2010. character designs. Comments off.

Updated Animatic and Pre-Vis

As promised a long time ago, my animatic and pre-vis have been updated to reflect the changes that have been made to the story. They now give a much better representation of the final film and can be used in collaboration with a music student to produce the film’s soundtrack.

Thursday 21st January, 2010. animatic, pre-vis. Comments off.

Balloons, Moons and Scarves

I’ve been working on my production portfolio so here’s a quick update with some of the work I’ve done for it.

Balloon concepts (re-worked previous one and lit up one):

Moon wearing its scarf designs:

I can’t decide which one I like best, I’m stuck between the blue/purple stripey one and the green one (which I’ve been told looks like a baby… it kind of does…)

Friday 15th January, 2010. character designs, concepts. Comments off.

Thomas in the Balloon

A new concept piece I did this evening based on a frame from my storyboard:

Friday 8th January, 2010. concepts. Comments off.

Finished Model and Coloured Turnaround

I didn’t destroy my model with paint as I’d thought I might… in fact it looks much much better! I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I might varnish it now.

I also coloured my turnaround of Thomas a couple of evenings ago, for my production portfolio.

Now I’m off to go play in the snow!!

Wednesday 6th January, 2010. character designs. Comments off.

Playing with Clay

Here is a photo of the model of Thomas before I possibly destroy it with paint. It’s a bit wobbly and lumpy but hopefully not too bad considering I’ve not used clay since primary school…

Tuesday 5th January, 2010. character designs. Comments off.

New Balloon Concept

I have re-done the concept for my balloon with a design that I am much happier with. The patches now follow the curve of the balloon rather than look flat.

I have also modelled a clay version of Thomas – it is currently drying, photos will be coming soon. I plan to paint it if I have time.

Monday 4th January, 2010. concepts. Comments off.