Here we have what will probably be the last fully rendered hero shot footage I share online before the film is done. Expect a lot more pencil tests and sneak peaks, but I can’t keep milking the cow for free.
I want to draw your attention to the collaborator’s page on the site, which is currently being updated. You’ll see a lot of information about the four ink and paint assistants who provided some great work for me in order to realize this shot. Shannisha Donnerson, Susan Howe, and Jackob Murray added the color to all of the effects, glows, and the hippo. Marshall Stevens took my color keys and redid them to create an excellent full background. They are all BFA students working towards their animation degrees. They are receiving course credit, and will be fully credited and promoted with the film. I hope to do even more for their generous efforts, but that’s for another post in the future. Be sure to follow up and look at some more of their work.