Monday, November 05, 2012

One-a-day: Prequels for Dishonored

Psyop and ROKKAN created prequel steampunk-inspired series; shadowy whaling city of Dunwall, where plague is rampant and the city is in disarray and on the verge of dystopia.

These webisodes were predominantly produced by hand. Each frame was essentially a fully rendered style frame, which was then enhanced with 3D elements to add to the painterly atmosphere, dimension and depth of each shot.

Usually when we animate, it is largely a CG production” said Psyop creative director Jon Saunders. “After we saw the story line, we decided to draw each style frame thirty or forty times and create a cell animated look and give it a sort of a painting-come-to-life effect."

Dishonored, Chapter 3

The Studio shares their key reference  for inspiration which you can see here

To see beautiful  examples of conceptual set paintings go here .

1 comment:

  1. Cheers JJ :) This is also an example of a great script and a great vocal performance too - thanks for sharing; it really does seem as if the drawn world is the 'new black'...