...is the approximate number of drawings it will take to make our film.
We are, of course, not making a stop motion film but a classically animated, hand-drawn cartoon.
The animation and all the artwork relating to creating the imagery will be done by hand, on paper, and later inked onto frosted cel. We will use digital compositing tools to put everything together.
Below is a photo of all the drawings it took for the shot of the girl hopping off the bed and walking off screen from our test animation (third shot). There are just over 100.
|Look - real drawings!|
Each one is drawn with pen and ink onto a special cel that has a frosted coating on one side. Here you can see me drawing over the top of Boris Hiestand’s animation drawings.
45000 drawings, all of which will be inked onto frosted cels. This means we will need quite a large, talented crew and the whole process will be very time consuming. But if we want it to look right, this is the only way, there are no short cuts. Can’t wait to get started…