Most to people I know will have seen or atleast heard of ‘Les Triplettes De Belleville Triplets’ and for those who have not here is a short synopsis taken from the iMDb page.
“When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him.” – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286244/
Although I would usually be going on about the animation itself, I think it’s pretty self explanatory at the level of care and detail within this particular piece of animation for it to be so well coveted. The interesting part of the animation I want to cover within this specific blog post however is mainly looking at the design and look of the artwork and background.
I don’t want to simply copy and paste the images and put them into this blog post. The link above goes back to a website I’ve spoken about before, Living Lines Library. Although the art style is different to the one I had imagined within my own short animation, the use of colour, angles and style is interesting and exciting for an animation. I really enjoy the composition of both the shot, line work and mise en scene within each background. I really like the colour of the line work even though this isn’t the final version of the background which is something I think is always a shame although of course it’s great to see the final animation.
It’s good to learn and see why the artists chose those shots and what sort of layout they chose to do for each scene within the animation. There seems to be a lot more consideration with the background for the direction of lines and contrast between straights and curves.