BACK / ENVIRONMENTs

Once storyboarding and the animatic was complete, I started working on Space Bear's world. Initially, the colour palette for the environments was going to be primarily the same - bright, airy shades to complement the characters. We then decided to have a different palette for the opening sequence to help sell the eerie tone before snapping back to colourful yet real-life colours. Below is a look at my process from rough layout to final painted background.

Exploratory design work for the environments, including colour swatches, style tests and thumbnails.
Process shows animatic, rough and clean layout, colour revision, final colour and final shot.
Animated gif of the final shot.
Process shows animatic, rough and clean layout, block colour, final colour and final shot.
Animated gif of the final shot.
Process shows animatic, rough and clean layout, block colour, final colour and final shot.
Animated gif of the final shot.
Process shows animatic, rough and clean layout, block colour, final colour and final shot.
Animated gif of the final shot.
Process shows animatic, rough and clean layout, block colour, final colour and final shot.
Animated gif of the final shot.

All original character designs and animation by Holly Sweeney. Colour design, layouts and background art by me.