The toothy characters I was looking for reminded me of the painter Edward Burra. I really like his work and the more I looked at it, the more I realised his grinning and grimacing characters were just what i was searching for to develop my designs. The era he painted (1920s/30) was also the same that I had chosen for in the bar scene. So Burra’s work has really helped me develop the feel of my animation and the look of the characters. Burra was a great painter of city nightlife of his time!
Today was the briefing for a collaboration with The London Transport Museum. This is the poster we (Steph, Kyle, Alex and I) were assigned. We’ve already discussed some potential ideas. I think some subtle movements would go a long way here. The sentiment set out in her pose is a really good starting point for us. The graphic simplicity and flatness could animate really nicely, with the butterflies flying about and the wind ruffling her skirt. It was also exciting to visit the archive part of CSM and see the original poster, along with some others. A treasure trove at our finger tips! I’m ready to get stuck in to this project.