Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Art Direction - Part II

Today's update on art direction and style is a look at the superb short "Alma." This short by Rodrigo Blaas has a stunningly dark world and an extremely creepy narrative. However, the reason why I think it is an important piece to study is it's style. The real stand out quality of this film is it's textural quality. The shaders and textures used have a real quality to them that makes everything feel lifelike and draws the viewer in. These small details are what we need to achieve, they take the animation to the next level. The mix of realistic design aesthetic and unique character form make this piece stand out beyond most shorts.

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.

Check out the official site to get a closer look -

1 comment

  1. Great Stuff Jordan, make sure your adding them on the diagram as you go along!!! very good reference.