The Ballad of Bea and Cad
carriecopadraws SVS OG last edited by
Saw this Nickelodeon animated short yesterday and was just blown away. I've been struggling with what sort of "style" I should try to go for and looking at artists I admire, and when I saw this animation I was like, "THIS. I want to make this."
Things I like about the animation that I want to work on for myself:
- simplistic but not abstract characters, still lots of personality
- thin, uniform linework
- detailed backgrounds
- lovely color schemes
- great framing
- the fantasy/adventure subject matter
It's about 5 minutes of fantastic storytelling. Give it a watch! Sadly the animation is only a proof-of-concept, not a real show in the works, but there IS a graphic novel in the works.
Heather Boyd last edited by Heather Boyd
I think I saw a clip of this!
I really like elements of this type of work, especially the short (5 minute) story. Its like a glimpse of a dream and I have so many of those. lols
The clip I watched was humorous but still kept me on my toes, that is something I like to see in my work down the road. Laughter heals.
I really liked the colours in certain scenes and the different settings/environments capture my eye.
Though I generally prefer more texture, blending and depth or volume/sculptural to my illustrations. I definitely see the appeal, I would need to blend this with more of what I prefer as well to be a better fit for me.
Thank you for sharing.
Miriam last edited by Miriam
@carriecopa I love this style, too! Thanks for sharing the video.
You should take a look at Helen Oxenbury's work. I just saved a stack of her illustrations on Pinterest for inspiration & master copy options. I'll have to add some by Tim Probert!