Monday, January 30, 2017

Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen

The famous Norwegian children's book by Thorbjørn Egner from 1953 was just made into a stop-motion feature by Qvisten Animation and released this Christmas.
I came up with some of the very first design ideas. Egner's loose illustration style and well established characters should be recognizable, but they should also work in a three dimensional world.
The main character, Klatremus, was the first design I did and he remained pretty much unchanged all the way through to the finished film.
Here are some of my concepts as well as some reference sketches for the animators.
And here is the trailer.