Friday, March 14, 2008

Temporary Halt

So at this point I'm putting a temporary halt to scanning more scenes, as they may need to be re-scanned at greyscale rather than black & white. I'm also toying with the idea of possibly shading in each drawing with colored pencil, for a totally different look altogether. Since the story is being read from a childrens' book, it might be cool if the whole thing looked more hand-crafted. I'm going to do an experiment with both methods (digital ink-paint vs. colored pencil) and see which one looks best.

Not quite as sketchy as this...

...but something close to it.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Baby Elephant in Color!

Lots more scanning has proceeded over the past few weekends thanks to my student volunteers. Earlier today I experimented with coloring in one frame with the one finished background I have, just to get a sense of what the film will look like. It's a bit of a shock at this point, because I'm not used to seeing this character in anything other than a pencil test. But it's growing on me. What y'all think?

I'm realizing that it is still going to be a LOT of work to color in all of these frames, and I'll continue to need tons of support.