I have spent all day on this and there is some fixin’ and tonin’ left to throw in, but I think for someone who hates cleanup as much as I do, it actually doesn’t suck as much as I anticipated!
There will be a point where I stop posting these as much, at least when they start nearing a more finished look, since I want the film to be a surprise. This one and the next one I’m doing are really just look tests though, to make sure the overall treatment is going to work.
Homebound is slated to be finished sometime in the next couple days! Who’s excited? (I sure am)
For those who want to see it after it’s completed, unfortunately entrance into festivals requires that it not be posted publicly online. However, I’m planning to hold several livestream screenings of it in the next week or so. Stay tuned for a screening schedule!
I’m putting together some reference images for the layout artists. The film’s setting is based on a real place, the farm my family lost a couple months ago. I grew up there and don’t remember a time before it, and I wanted to address my ties to the area by using it as the backdrop for Homebound (which is, incidentally about living in the past and being forced to move forward).
I want to ensure that the backgrounds are going to reflect the right atmosphere, so alongside the general location refs I included some of the flora that’s commonly found in the region and on our farm in particular.
Lilacs got their own page because they’re very important and I had a lot of difficulty figuring out how to paint them properly in my test layout. :V