Thursday, August 23, 2012

COLOUR! - or for all you Yankees - COLOR!

We have discussed the question of black and white or colour based on a still. Now here is the moving full colour version of our animation test. Scroll down the blog to see the black and white version in comparison.

I think it works quite well, but we will keep experimenting with spot colours and ink washes. Sean Hayden is the man who put this together on After Efx. I'm certain that once the story develops, we will know what to do and when.

Here's a colour image painted by Ronald Searle for a book cover. Terrific, isn't it?




15 comments:

"TORI CAT" said...

Ooooo, This is great to see it in Colour Uli!!! i think it would be really interesting to see a test when the scene will start in black and white ( just line) and then the colours could gradually bleed (like water colours) into the scene, (maybe interacting with the characters)??.
I dunno, just a thought. Its all trial and error at this point.
I know what ever you do, It will look fantastic and you will make mr Searle vey proud.
Thanks for sharing your process :D
Hope your well. We must catch up soon. We are well over due a chin wag!! :)

TCat.x

Carlos Lutterbach said...

It looks beautiful Uli!!! Awesome work. The subtle "flicker" of the bg outlines go so well with the watercolor look. Love it!

Kent Melton said...

Brilliant work Uli. You've captured Searle perfectly in every way.

Ed Bell said...

Of the many attempts I've seen this is the favorite treatment of his great style of painting and inking. Thank you for putting so much thought into Searle!!

Inspiring.

Peter said...

I really like the colour - I think it will help the viewer to read the images over the full length of the film than this short clip too

Uli Meyer said...

Thank you all, it's good to hear so many positive reactions. Wonderful :)

Rob Chandler said...

This looks great - the style is working perfectly

Caio Majado said...

Congratulations Uli! It's fantastic! I suppose the color scene is better than ink scene (my personal opinion), but both are amazing! Really!

Best brasilian regards!

K.B. said...

SUPURB !! PERFECT !!!

The Brothers McLeod said...

This looks truly fantastic and truly inspiring - more power to your pen - much love The Brothers McLeod

Drazen said...

I think the color looks great. If it was stop motion I would lean more towards black and white.

Skellfield3 said...

This style looks amazing. Keep up the good work. I will follow with much interest.

Brian Sibley said...

Hugely impressed. This is really looking great! Well done!

Thierry Torres Rubio said...
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Thierry Torres Rubio said...

It is a pleasure to see something like this! Hope you can do this movie and I hope have the chance to work on it, sincerely. All the best,the show must go on.