July 10, 2010

Polo's Robot background art

All these paintings were digitally painted by Matt Martin.

Matt's a skilled painter, before working on Polo's Robot he had only ever painted traditionally on canvas, so painting digitally was a real learning curve for him, and also for me as Director because i new nothing about using the program Painter, which is what he used.

But he was a fast learner, near the end of production he was pushing out around 2 to 3 of these paintings a day!    

The film has a lot of quick shots so sometimes the film flies by so fast that its hard for the audience to stop and admire the background artwork properly.

I was extremely happy with how the backgrounds worked out, probably one of the best parts of the film.

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