Hamish Baird Photography

TTB & TUP: Initial style sheet.

Cartoon StripHamish Baird

In the past I have always traced over the development sketch to create a clean, final version of the character. I've always felt that in doing so, that I lost the organic quality of the initial sketch.

So this time, I'm toying with the idea of using the cut outs from the sketchbook, that I will then drop into a similarly styled background. I will add shadows to the characters to to lift them from the page, in turn pulling them forward and separating them from the landscape behind. I will also add a touch of blur on characters in the background to enhance the depth of field.

The end result should be an organic, three dimensional cartoon that has the qualities of a mini theatrical production.