The next stage of my process is the production of backgrounds and surroundings. I need to make a decision about whether the surroundings and characters are in colour or black and white. The backgrounds are definitely going to be paint/ink and coloured.
I am going to try hand-painting the backgrounds for my animation, but if I decide they aren’t up to scratch or will be too time-consuming or something, then I thought this article could be a useful resource. I’m putting this here as much for myself to remember as for my followers. Photoshopping the backgrounds could be a faster way to produce them.
I’ve ground to a halt and am suffering from massive creative block and so unfortunately I have ended up putting my time into other projects while trying to formulate new ideas for this. I spoke to a lecturer about my issue involving character-based animation and he advised against it but said it was up to me. It was suggested that I consider some more abstract approaches and other avenues of creative possibility but I am finding myself quite disenchanted and devoid of any innovative or vaguely exciting ideas.
I will continue to update when I have anything to go on.