Monday, November 22, 2010

Or how about a kelp forest?

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Hey all,
I've still been mulling and sketching ideas for the background of the merfolk scene this week. I think I want to move in a different direction and go for a kelp forest kind of look. I'm still thinking of making this an undersea spin on Midsummer Night's Dream, so I wanted to try mirroring a forest setting.

What do you think? Should there be some sort of architecture in the design as well?

In other news, I was in Burbank over the weekend for the CTN Animation Expo. It's kind of like a smaller, more intimate version of the massive Comic Con of San Diego. I saw lots of awesome work, had quite a few great conversations, and got to show my work around a little bit.

Well, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving:) I hope you are surrounded by good friends and find lots to be thankful for. I know I have so much to be thankful for in my own life.



Alice Young said...

Did you put the background in digitally?

I like this background more than the last. Perhaps it feels more organic to the characters. It makes the more sympathetic somehow. But I cannot explain why it makes me feel this way.

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Cara Nilsen said...

Thanks, Alice. Yeah, I placed the characters on the background sketch I scanned into Photoshop and played with the size and placement a bit.