Year 2 Term 1 2D Animation (Salesman)

The Salesman and Bob

So for theanimation, my original idea was a escaped prisinor, who disguises himself as a salesman, tries to sell this car to a fat man. When he sells the car, the police arrest the customer.

I realised that this idea was a bit long and complex, so I deicded to just make it very simple. The new idea is a car salesman trying to sell an electric car to a very large man, who supports the environment. The salesman notices his ‘Heal the World’ shirt and starts putting the environmentalist in an awkward position thay makes him purchase the car. The salesman then start pushing the custormer into the car and the customer manages to get in, but the car breaks down, claiming that the car is cheap.

The Salesman Rough Character Designs

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Research

 

 

happy_man

 

 

 

 

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(First Design) Using the ‘Go Compare’ man as reference I made a start on the salesman character. I originally wanted him to be upbeat and campy.

 

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(Second Design) I decided to use simple shapes for this character.

 

Evil_salesman
Research

evil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Third Design) This one has an evil presence about him. 

 

flame
Research

 

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(Fourth Design) I used the silhouette of a candle light to create the overall look of this character.

 

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Research

 

litttle man

 

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(Fifth Design) I wanted to go for a cute look in my character, but thought it didn’t work. Plus, I don’t like cute.

 

 

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Research

 

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(Sixth Design) I much prefer this design over the overone’s as the arrow shape can be easily animated, when done right.

 

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Using the arrow shape form the previous design, I make his facial features more clearer than they were. I also used life drawing poses and line of actions to replicate the pose of the character.
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I continued making poses for the character to give me a good understanding on what he would look like animated.
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I drew this to see how the salesman pushes the large customer into the tiny car.

 

danny
Research

short man

 

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(Seventh Design) I wanted to make the character much shorter than the customer, as the customer is much larger and taller than the average ,ale height. I wanted a startling contrast between the two in height differences as it would make the animation look more appealing and interesting.
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Poses
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More poses
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Here is a rough character turn around sheet of my salesman.

 

The Customer

fat man
Research

fat man 2

 

 

 

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(First Drawing) For the customer character, I wanted him to be large and tall. I gave him tiny feet as the main focus point is his belly. I used the book ‘Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators’  by Mike Mattesi. This book helps push life drawing and teaches techniques that will make your drawing pop out. In this drawing, the life drawing character has his arms behind his back, with his chest leaning forward. I wanted his belly to be leaning more out than his chest, to show his size.Using the life drawing videos from the YouTube channel, ‘New Masters Academy’, I used the line of action from a particular pose and re imagined a character from that pose.

 

 

 

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(Second Drawing)  I decided to redesign the character in simple shapes. This is so that the character can be easily animated.
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I continued playing with the shape to see how big or small the character should be.

 

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More poses.

 

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Here is a rough turn around sheet of the characters
fat man poses
Here are some poses of my fat charatcer

Script for The Car Salesman

Here is my script for my animation.

 

8 foot tall man weighing 400 pounds walks down a street during mid-day when he is approached by a 3foot 2 inch salesman.

In a texes accent. (Salesman) – “Hey ya’ll. You look like a man with a plan called Stan”.

Man frowns and looks down in an intimidating pose.

In a hillbilly  accent(Man) – “My name is Bob”.

(Salesman) – “No matter. I see you are one of those eco-friendly geeks.

(Bob) – “Yea.”?

(Salesman) – “Do you drive a diesel”?

(Bob) – “Yes.”

(Salesman) – “And you support the health and welfare of the environment”?

(Bob) – “ Yea. What’s your point”?

(Salesman) – “So why is a eco-friendly geek as yourself, who supports the environment, driving a diesel car that is one of the main causes of air pollution?”.

(Bob) – “Oh. I never really thought about it”.

(Salesman) – “Oh yea. Air pollution harms all the chicken you seem to be enjoying these days”. Salesman lightly pats Bob’s fat tummy.

(Bob) Bob’s stomach growls– “But I like chicken”.

(Salesman) – “Well, buy this electric car and slowly all the chickens of the world won’t go into extinction.

(Salesman) – “Mind blowing technology including vibrating seats. Have a go yourself”.

Salesman starts pushing Bob into the tiny car. He struggles so and manages to put Bob in the car. The car leans to one side and then falls on top of the salesman.

(Bob) – “Oh yea. This is quite nice. I’ll take it.”

The End.

 

Storyboard

 

I got feedback saying the story was way too long and needed cutting down.

Here is my newer script.

New Script

8 foot tall man weighing 400 pounds walks down a street during mid-day when he is approached by a 3foot 2 inch salesman.

 (Salesman) – “I see you are one of those eco-friendly geeks.

(Bob) – “Yea.”?

(Salesman) – “Ever thought of buying an electric car”?

(Bob) – “Oh. I never really thought about it”.

(Salesman) – “Oh yea. Air pollution harms all the chicken”Salesman lightly pats Bob’s fat tummy.

(Bob) Bob’s stomach growls- “But I like chicken”.

(Salesman) – “Well, buy this electric car and slowly all the chickens of the world won’t go into extinction.

(Salesman) – “Mind blowing technology including vibrating seats. Have a go yourself”.

Salesman starts pushing Bob into the tiny car. He struggles so and manages to put Bob in the car. The car leans to one side and then falls on top of the salesman.

(Bob) – “Oh yea. This is quite nice. I’ll take it.”

 

 Sound Treatment

SCREEN SHOT

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Here is my animatic with sound.

 

Changing the idea, slightly

I was told that the salesman character wasn’t that appealing and I needed to work on the story. So, I rewrote my storyboard and changed the location of it. This time, it’s inside the car showroom.

Newer Salesman Design

Here are some rough concepts of my new salesman character.

 

 

 

 

 

 

salesman poses
Quick poses

 

Research on Visual Style

 

motorline-direct-1

 

 

images

ReturnsCave
A scene from Tim Burton’s Batman (1989)
original
A scene from nighmare before christmas

My main inspiration for a visual style was going to be Tim Burton as his style is very appealing.

 

New Look
Here is my first visual look.
New Look 2
Here is my second version of it.

 

Final look
The car room

New StoryBoard

Here is my new storyboard

 

 

Rough Animatic

Here is my rough animatic with the poses blocked out.

 

Timing charts and Inbetweens

Here is my animated version with the timing charts.

 

Clean Black Outline

Here is my clean blackout line

 

Final Coloured Render

Here is my final colour render.

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