Today I completed putting the final touches on Wen-Long from Hong Kong. One more to go.
Who’s next? Yasemin, from Istanbul, Turkey. She’s going to prove a challenge, I think. As with Wen-Long, I’m dealing with a pretty dense city-scape background, and I’ve written in a dreamlike portion that will require a few extra backgrounds and props. All the extra people, the adult cast-members, are static. That means no animation necessary for anyone that is not, well, Yasemin. Phew.
She’s a really confident little character, so animating her bold but dreamy attitude will be fun. Look for a time-lapse screen capture of her first couple of shots soon.
But first – backgrounds! I’ve put a few photo collages together of Istanbul. Both big panoramas and some well known icons and landmarks. It’s going to make me want to go there I know. Need to finish this first. Oy.