The Monsters are Back!

Remember back to this post about the Good Monster Bad Monster book illustrations?

Well, now it’s a full-blown film, part of the ‘Locks of Love’ feature by Screen ACT and SilverSun Pictures. I do love these squishy furry monsters, and they were fun to animate – loads of squash and stretch and cartoony violence.
The biggest ordeal was, after animating the little rotters in ToonBoom, I had to achieve the same pencil-coloured look as in the book. After a few failed attempts in After Effects, I decided the only way was the hard way. I exported the roughs from ToonBoom to Photoshop, and then coloured in each frame with a pencil-like brush. It took awhile, but worth it in the end. Here’s a short segment:

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