SPAWN.COM
 Search For
News
SPAWN.COM >> NEWS >> SPAWN: ANIMATION IN THE SHADO...

SPAWN: ANIMATION IN THE SHADOWS
Defining how Dark the Characters Should Be
August 12, 2005
Copyright 2015 TMP International, Inc.

I find myself wanting to start every update with, "One of the most important parts of creating animation is..." this was one more of those times. But honestly the shadow work of characters is very important, especially when you have a show as dark as ours.

To get the shadows done properly this time, we asked Greg Capullo to shade one character at three different percentages of light value, 10%, 50% and 90% black. This way from the one character the colorists at Film Roman could use Greg's example to emulate and create something they knew I would approve fairly quickly.

This sped the process along nicely. Since giving them the Barabbas shadow test in the 10/50/90, they have come back with almost all of the characters shaded in a way and to a degree, which I approved of immediately.

For the most part I have let them take the lead in design and color but in this instance Terry and I both agreed having Greg help out would speed things up and buy us some extra time we needed for other aspects of the pre-production.

Below is a test of the Sam character shaded in the 10/50/90 difference, in a nighttime setting. The difference between the three is impressive and immediately recognized.

>> SAM (10% SHADOW)
>> SAM (50% SHADOW)
>> SAM (90% SHADOW)
>> SPAWN THE ANIMATION: BEHIND THE SCENES

EMAIL ARTICLE  /  PRINT ARTICLE
HOME  |  CURRENT NEWS  |  NEWS ARCHIVE
All stories are Copyright © Spawn.com and TMP International, Inc., and may not be reprinted without permission.
 SUN:AUG.2:2015
Headlines

Todd McFarlane is Bringing New Construction Sets to San Diego Comic Con 2015!

MLB Series 33 Figures Are Ready To Take The Field

McFarlane Toys Unveils NFL Series 37 Line Up

Don't Turn Your Back On 'The Walking Dead' TV Series 7

McFarlane Toys and HBO Create a New 'Game of Thrones' Construction Line

The NBA Finals Are Here…And So Is McFarlane's NBA Series 27 Line Up!

Quick Links
Adventures of Spawn Online Comic
38 Studios

McFarlane Update


Enter your e-mail address to sign up for the Todd McFarlane Update, the official newsletter of the McFarlane companies.

 
Poll Question
 
  Who do you want to see as a Walking Dead TV figure?





 
   
 
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use | Intellectual Property