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Leaf and let leaf

Have you ever designed something for a client that you thought was the best thing ever but they didn’t go ahead with it? Well this projects stems out of that situation. A couple of years ago I sketched a handful of characters for a client and I was very keen that they chose this one.

Obviously they didn’t.

So I kept them all to myself and picked this one first to bring to life. Her’s an early drawing I used for the storyboard and later for the animatic:
characters sketch

So, as an excuse to flex my Cinema 4D muscles I modelled the character and ironed out the UV’s so I could play around with different textures, which I have to say, was a lot of fun in itself.
Texture tests

It’s taken me a long time to learn not to stress out when work is quiet, bu I think I finally managed and towards Christmas last year I started doing some research for the backgrounds and a nice final look. I even asked Coline Brun-Naujalis to spend a day looking for reference and doodling around, which was massively useful. Here are some background tests:
bg1

I have finished an animatic and I even started on the opening scene.

I just need another quiet patch to give it a another push. The name is a working title by the way, what do you reckon?

  • Ho Alex,
    this blog is great ! so well done!

    Coline

    February 8, 2013

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