Aug 19, 2011

Behind the scenes: AB: The Motion Comic, part 1

Alright! Here's something related to Angry Birds: The Motion Comic.

These are the very first sketches of Red. The design is off in almost every drawing because I was struggling with the shape. Even though the Angry Bird characters are made of simple shapes, it is hard to make that shape to work when the character is showing emotion or doing something physical. The characters don't have feet or wings so you have to focus on the face. Everything has to be clear, the viewer has to know what the character is thinking so that he/she can follow the story. That means that you have to use very extreme expressions but tone it a little bit down so that it suits the mood and the style. It's tricky but also fun.

Some of you may have noticed that Red gets a black eye right from the start when the pigs attack. That black eye will be on his face to the end of the story. That little detail may not look special, but that alone makes the story more grittier and more personal to the character.

And now about the DVD...

When the first episode was finished, we made a DVD version of it and sent it to Rovio. They were amazed and said that they don't get gifts like this very often!

The back of the DVD case isn't special, it has screenshots of the comic and the text is the same as on youtube.

And of course I had to draw silhouettes of the characters on the DVD. Can you recognize them all?

See you all next time!

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