Making a Game Part 1 Iteration 9: Even More Aesthetic Styling

Just to expand a little more on what the black and white silhouette style that I established previously.

I noticed like in “Limbo” and “Toby”, the characters are more rounded, while “Everyday the Same Dream” and “Selma”, the characters are straight and structured in a way (especially Selma’s hair).

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So I followed along a Drawing Cartoon Characters course and one of the things that was emphasized was that you don’t need to box yourself in a certain style.

One of the styles mentioned was the 1950s graphical cartoon style. “Everyday the Same Dream” actually follows that style a bit.

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Another game “Framed” also has a similar style, although their silhouettes are more detailed.

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So I will look more into it.

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And more black and white stuff…

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Link: http://todaysinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/1950s-cartoon-art-who-influenced-who.html

Some cartoons… Some of which I actually watched reruns of as a kid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some really cool model sheets:

Link: http://www.upapix.com/Model_Sheets.html

 

Some silhouette animation…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I came across Lotte Reineger’s work. She is a filmmaker and the pioneer of silhouette animation.

Here are more of her works…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And a documentary about her and her works…

 

 

 

 

 

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/01/lotte-reiniger-the-pioneering-film-maker-whose-shadow-puppets-in/

HitRecord also made a silhouette film:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digressing from silhouettes and 1950s style cartoons, here is a video of overlaying cartoons in real life backgrounds.

 

Now how do I take all these as inspiration and how do I apply these to whatever I’m making…?

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