Sunday, October 6, 2013

Winter in Edinburgh 2012 - Building Art

So in winter 2012 I was working on an advert for Visit Edinburgh, entitled "Winter in Edinburgh".  It was a 30 second animated advert encouraging viewers to visit Edinburgh in the winter (obvz).  An extended two-minute advert was also made, but I believe it has yet to air.  For these adverts I did a lot of background building line-work (colour was added by my supervisor, Vicky Haworth) and character animation. I also did some character design here and there too.  This post will concentrate on the building line-art, I will make another for the character design and should hopefully get the animation from this advert, and the others I worked on, into some form of showreel soon! 

I will be the first to put my hand up and say I'm no environmental artist.  It took some gentle coaxing from Vicky to get me to do it, and it took me days to get into the swing of it.  Vicky had a very particular vision for the style she wanted; very uneven and deliberately imperfect.  In the advert you can see that we cut the flat planes up and made them very 'pop-up book 3D' like.  I can honestly say I am really proud of this work.  My first real proper attempt at background design and I like to think it turned out very well.  It's a style I think I will definitely adopt for my own personal work in the future.

Anyway, enjoy.  There were a lot of buildings to go through, but these are my personal favourites.  More soon!
Balmoral Hotel © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
American Express Building, George Street © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
Masonic Grand Lodge, George Street © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
[A modified] Centotre Italian Restaurant & Whistles, George Street © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
Market Street as viewed from Princes Street © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
St. Giles' Cathedral & the Statue of Adam Smith © Ink Animations Ltd 2012

Close-up St. Giles' Cathedral Door © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
Jenners © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
Bank of Scotland Building, The Mound © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
From Left to Right; James' Court, Golden Eagle Building, Lady Stair's Close & Wardrop Close, The Lawnmarket, Royal Mile © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
Old Tolbooth Wynd, Royal Mile © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
John Knox House, Royal Mile © Ink Animations Ltd 2012
Old Waverly Hotel, Princes Street © Ink Animations Ltd 2012