COLOUR IS BROUGHT INTO THE LIFE OF TWO ECCENTRIC NEIGHBOURS.
"TIM and TED" is my first classical animated short, I have a big affection for this film. At VFS, I was really looking forward to do the classical film, with a lot of expectations. Because of it, it was hard to decide which was the best idea to actually produce. To decide, I thought about the feeling I wanted to give for the audience, and something like "PUT A SMILE IN YOUR FACE" comes to my mind. That was what I wanted with my film, something sweet and funny that makes people feel good!
After that, the point that really put me into this story was the fact that I wanted to have a strong Art Direction, where I could work well with colors. With this goal, I came up with two monochromatic worlds, with colors that I think really work well together: GREEN and RED.
Therefor, I already had the mood and the idea of playing with two different worlds. To complete it, I decided to have two different characters and so I came up with TIM, a fat, round and short green fellow and TED a thin, tall, and square red men. They were meant to be grumpy neighbours, that couldn't get along, this way they would be trapped in funny situations.
Below some images showing some of the process of "TIM and TED":
I did all my background in Flash, and after I imported them to Photoshop to paint, add textures, lights and effects. Even if this digital process, the very first step is always a drawing on paper. For me, there's no better way to start thinking something than pencil and paper:
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