This week I have been colouring backgrounds for animation in Photoshop. Photoshop is certainly not new to me but the method that we were using was entirely novel and I'm glad to know it as it's the industry standard way of working that allows for a style to be followed.
The line-art of these backgrounds was taken from the children's TV program, 'Frankenstein's Cat' by 'A Productions'. The aim of the exercise was to copy the style of the production as when we're not making our own independent films, we'll need to be able to follow someone else's style! 'A Productions' have a blog that they update with behind the scenes of all stages of the animation process, including their character and background development work. You can check it out here.
My final coloured backgrounds: