Saturday, September 15, 2012

Five Times More Work For A Wobbly Line...

All the character drawings are inked single frame, straight ahead, onto a frosted cel which gives the lines a certain liveliness. The environment can't therefore be completely static, it would look very odd. So we ink each background drawing five times and expose it randomly on a complicated set of mixes. That makes the lines wobble ever so slightly and the world feels the same. Five times more work than the usual approach but it looks a million times better.


6 comments:

Martin Bell said...

Are the alternate backgrounds on 1s?

Uli Meyer said...

They are on overlapping mixes.

Andreas Deja said...

I'm not sure the BGs need that kind of vibrancy, because there is no life in walls, furniture etc.
To me, plain line drawings worked on films like 101 Dalmatians and Robin Hood.
Just a thought.

Uli Meyer said...

Thanks Andreas, but that is a matter of interpretation. There is so much life in Ronald's drawings, every part of them seems to breath. The backgrounds in 'Robin Hood' and '101 Dalmations' worked with characters drawn in a very controlled way. As you can see in our test, the character line work is very vibrant and they work well in the slightly breathing environment.

Karan Johar said...
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Karan Johar said...

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