Friday, April 18, 2008

"Hansel and Gretel" Layouts: Part 2

The next phase of the layouts was to pick one shot and make a full line drawing. Before jumping into that, however, it was probably a good idea to design the house by itself. Here's a few early house ideas.


And before nailing down a final composition, I experimented with many different layout possibilities. Here's a couple of them.


And here's the final line drawing(s).

The one on the top was actually the first version. I thought it might have been a tad on the detailed/realistic side, so I tried an alternate version that had a more reductive style. After going back and fourth between the two, I finally decided on the bottom one.

Each final drawing was actually separated in layers (foreground, middleground, background, house). These layouts are usually drawn on separate sheets so you could create motion parallax during camera moves. Also, characters moving behind foreground elements would be coverd by them.

To be continued...


RD Sarna said...

Hey TJ!
This series of posts are awesome. There's so much to learn from your Layouts and Storyboards. Thanks for sharing these with us.
Waiting for the next part!

Saul Ruiz said...

Awesome TJ... These are really great. Thanks for sharing your process with us. I Like all of the work that led up to the final piece. Nice line work on the sketches. I hope your doing well buddy. Take care.