The character of the old football coach got a new graphical makeover. Vid Rajin gave him more depth and edges and you can compare both version in the picure below.
For the match- part of Watching the Ball we will have real football, championship-class football. Unfortunately the original players weren’t available so we will go with some slightly simplified characters (24 drawings is a lot of penwork). But how much simplyfying is best? That’s the question of the moment.
With the first animation tests done, it is time to do something about the look of the prison, namely add more atmosphere and shadows to it. Here is some steps and tests. Enjoy!
As a result of the last meeting in Arnstadt we changed the animation technique of the Prison-story. It is now animated in stop trick, opposed to the previous classic 2d-drawing approach. It goes without saying, that the layout of characters and set changed a lot with this decision. Here is sketches that show the development of the characters from the start on.
He spends most of his days inside with his memories and his TV set. Oldie is an elderly man with some health issues but a big enthusiasm for football. Being a coach for many teams himself in the past, his small flat is packed with reminiscences to the past. This is some steps in the process of the character layout from Vid Rajin.
We are working on the design of the football fans for the monster-story in Watching the ball. After a current break in the city, rioting football fans become so intense in their rage that they form a monster and doom is at hand. But how much individuality do we allow the fans that become part of something else? That’s the main question we are trying to find out in the layout drafts.
Arnstadt is a nice town in the middle of Germany. Katre Haav and I met here to work on the prison story (-actually we changed it almost completely while we were at it..). Now we have a streamlined NEW prison story, NEW Characters, a slightly new ending. Needles to say, that also the style changed, subject of a different post (with pictures!).