|A lot of color choices to be made here!|
Not My Favorite Thing, but...
You know what my favorite thing is: animation. But of course if you are making films, and are doing it mostly alone, you don't just get scenes handed to you; you have to do it all.
And that is a good thing. Then you're not just an animator; you're a film maker. (Although "Just an animator" doesn't sound right to me.) And as much as I like to animate, there is joy and satisfaction in doing the other things, too: the layouts, the script, the storyboards, the backgrounds, the color styling--all of it.
So, color styling, that's where I am right now. I find myself continually thinking about what the film will look like on the screen. Should the palette be a limited palette, as for example if everything were in shades of blue and brown, and nothing else? That's a very big and important decision to make. Here is a small one: should the Old Man have a brown suit, or a green one? But I do think about it.
These are a few of my color experiments that have happened this week.
|The woman security guard.|
|The Old Man and his trunk, confronted by the male guard.|
|Two of the supporting characters.|