Saturday, August 14, 2010

Backgrounds and Animatic

I have been doing some research and sketches as far as what I want the backgrounds to look like. The scene is set in 1800 Ireland. I regrettably have not been there myself, but I have found images from several beautiful forests in Ireland and I'm mixing my favorites together to create the setting for the film.

This image was inspired from a photograph I found where the forest was covered in moss. In the film, this is where the boy will hear the woman singing and curiously begin heading toward. Because of cinematography reasons, I had to flip my original image for the animatic, which turned out like so.

It is vectorized and simplified for use in the animatic, but essentially the same idea.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sneek Peek of the Character Sheets

The character sheets, for my Concept class, have been finished. I feel like I'm going to be doing them again to be more clear under a less rushed environment.

Here's a peek on what the characters are ideally going to look like for the film.

Further Concepts and Guest Art

More rough work with character designs for the film. Even though I'm not completely satisfied with them, I'm being forced to finish them up and make character sheets for my class's sake. The sheets are still in progress.

I wanted them to remain simple, so I'm asking my friend Stephanie Wang to translate some of the characters in her style to help. In my efforts to be as big of a distraction to her life as possible, I got this pitch poster out of her.

Ginger or Irish?

My first dealings with the male character were a little rough. Dealing with the contrast of shapes with the banshee's oval face and giving him a square face, I began trying facial features on him using the ideal style I wanted the characters to be in.

I began experimenting with how the character would be broken down for the animators as well.

Banshee Concepts

These are the concept pieces for the Banshee character, who hadn't been named yet. All of them were drawn in my Concept class and shown to my professor as proof that I was working on her.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


This is a blog about the senior film of Robin Stanberry, who graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in Spring 2011.

The Washer Woman is a senior film about a boy who wanders through the woods when he runs into a beautiful woman, who turns out to be a banshee. She predicts his death to him in the river, which eventually leads to his demise.

The story is simple because the primary focus will be on the visuals. This blog is meant to keep people informed and, when the film is finished, pose as an in-the-making for people who enjoyed the film and are interested about what went on when it was happening.

Up to this point many of the concept pieces have been posted on Robin Stanberry's primary art blog, Robbing Stan, and will be re-posted here in one giant blog.