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Andy Ward
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Super Barrio model sheet
Thanks everyone for your kind comments regarding La Vuelta Del Super Barrio.

I am pretty sure that will be my first and last short though. The workload is huge in making an animated short and funding is scarce these days which in turn cuts the team down and means more hours in the studio.

We had 3 animators that worked on the film with us in flash and they converted my bitmap character images to vector for the character animations and another animator who comped for us. Other than most of the character animation i drew everything else myself. I think i spent around 3 months solid designing and working up the backgrounds and characters parallel to the storyboarding and animatic. So i was working in house directing, designing, and animating at the same time. I remember spending around 2 months of solid 14 hour days including most weekends when we were at full pace and had 2 days off for the birth of our first daughter in the middle. Which if you ask anyone else who's made a studio short that's how they go.You need to be an obsessive, insomniac maniac with very very patient friends and family. I'm still interested very much in character and background work but the whole shabang demands way too much sacrifice from everyone. But i had to try it.

I have included some of the background work to the film on my website if anyone is interested. There are some sketchbooks and earlier character designs along with some background artwork and character sheets.

Thanks again for your interest in SB, amigos.

http://www.andyward.co.uk/animation/superbarrio-navigator.html


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