Here are some of the evolving background characters for the LTM film (and some characters who almost certainly won’t actually make it into the film!) You can see the influence of Edward Burra’s paintings on a number of the designs.
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!
The Snack Bar