So I've been messing around in photoshop trying to emulate a painted or at least illustrated feel. Early on I cam up with this:
Since then, I've sorta changed the entire concept of the film. It was much more...pleasant back then. hahaha. I really liked the way I did the floor and the trees overall though. I was going for a Klimt feel again.
Tonight, i came up with this:
I'm really liking it. I developed some actions that will do the coloring pretty much for me. hahaha. Again though, this is more bright and pleasant...which I guess I do want for the start of the film. Since i've actaully started boarding my film idea has gotten progressively darker and darker. lol. So I've gotta do some research and figure out how to evoke a "darker" feel. Not sure how I comminicated it in the animatic, but the film is supposed to go from midday to evening. Progressively getting darker and darker as they go through the woods.
I really liked my animatic, but it's a shade over time. I think part of that is the timing on the boards. I'm going to make another attempt some time this week (if I get time) to go at it again. Watching it, I know there's a lot that can be fixed/edited to be quicker.
My characters aren't final at all, so I'm gonna do a bunch of searching for that. I really want to get my film idea pretty stapled down before I leave for winter break. I'm not going to make the mistake of not working on my film over winter break. I haven't counted the backgrounds I have to do, but it really doesn't seemlike it's more than about 25. So I'm ok with that. I'm gonna make a point of doing MOST of the backgrounds over the break. I really dont want to make the same mistake over again. lol. Trying to avoid it! lol.
Ok well that's all. <3 my blog is lonely, so comment you meanie heads.