Background Paintings – Animation Assignment

Finally getting around to posting some of last years animation work, one of the final assignments for the animation module was to make a interior and exterior background painting, based on a storyboard that could be our own or from a set.

Interior Background


For the interior background I wanted to do a nighttime scene with blue lights and eerie colours. This was also a practice at doing painting like visual styles in photoshop. I designed the shot myself and used multiple photo references to make a long, relatively modern looking bathroom.

Below are the stages of this backgrounds production starting with a 3D mock up in blender and detailed plan in flash before the final workings in photoshop. There is also the photos I used for reference of the items in the scene.

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Interior development from newest to oldest


Photo references for the Interior background

Exterior Background


For the exterior I choose one of the set storyboards, the information along with the image was simply that it was set in the 1920s. For this background I researched coffee and food stalls of both modern day and old, I also looked at the paintings by artist PascalCampion, who I wanted to try to emulate.

Below are again the images of different stages of this backgrounds production plus the initial storyboard image and some of the photo references I used. The development for this one went from designing the scene, lighting and colours in photoshop before vectorising it in flash and doing the final image in the sharper style.

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Exterior development from newest to oldest.


The initial storyboard.


Photo references for the exterior background

Background Paintings – Animation Assignment

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