Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Here is a picture showing two characters on a cell, the back and front view of the same cell. This is how 2D animation was always done, each frame of movement was an individual painting. Each colour would need to be painted then left to dry then the next colour painted on top then left to dry and so on. But what was the tricky bit was when painting on cell you would work backwards (as the actual painting would be done on the back of the cell) so you would start with the outline then paint on top of that. So click on the picture to see it bigger and have a look at the back of the cell (bottom half of the pic). It's quite interesting.... or is that just me?

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