Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Background final & rough



from Gecko & Sticky animatic

4 comments:

Joe said...

great shading, very impressive. nice job! poor gecko!

katzenjammer studios said...

I can't wait to see it finished.

I'm curious about your set up. Are you animating straight into Flash using a Wacom? Or a Cintiq? Or scanning and converting to vector?

I'd love some process posts if you got the time.

ryan said...

Are you animating straight into Flash using a Wacom? Or a Cintiq? Or scanning and converting to vector?

I'm drawing & animating everything straight into flash with a Wacom Tablet. I draw it in rough & fast, doing key poses & minimal animation. Then when I'm ready I go back and actually animate things & clean up/redraw the rough drawings.

I'd love some process posts if you got the time.

I'd be happy to post some process stuff but in this case I just kept saving over the file until I got to the finished state (with the exception of the beginning rough drawing).

But basically what I did was this:

1) I laid in the rough composition of the cave BG (the first picture in this post).

2) Then, using the onion skin, I traced over/redrew the BG rough to make it more detailed & finished looking.

3) Next I laid in a bunch of quick solid colors (blues & purples) behind the actual linework on seperate layers for the 2 pillars in the Foreground, the secondary Foreground (the darker ground & cave-top), the secondary BG (the ground with water pool & rocky walls), and the primary BG which is the purple cave wall in the back.

4) After roughly blocking in these colors, I tweeked/changed them about a million times until I thought they worked well together.

5) Once I got the colors working, I added in all the detail & shading.

That's pretty much it. I'll try and remember to save certain points in my process for the next one.

david gemmill said...

niice colors!! and i like the spotlight on them as well. this is gonna make all other cartoons like poopoo.