Hello everyone! It’s time for another production update. But first, let me welcome new Patrons who joined our Patreon page:
OK, so what we’ve got for the past two weeks? Oh, yeah – we’ve been busy! First of all, we have finally published the second release candidate of Synfig Studio 1.0, with the new Cutout Tool and other fixes. And I can tell more: the third release candidate is almost here – binary packages are just finished baking and ready to upload (the upload procedure takes around 12 hours, by the way).
Maintaining of Synfig takes a lot of time, but I am still trying to catch up with the storyboard and animatic work (see my previous report about the workflow). By this moment I have managed to pass through the first half of the whole episode, reaching the moment where Ivan meets our main villain – Koschei.
Meanwhile, my teammates Nikolai Mamashev and Anastasia Majzhegisheva started developing concept and color decision for the first scenes. They take my crappy drafts and filling them with the details. After that the detailed drafts are painted with the color to give an idea about the final look.
At the same time, Anastasia made several line-art drafts for the approved scenes. Below you can see some of them.
And a few more.
So, this is how the things are going. At the end of my report I would like to share a short video, where you can see how our team is working when we gather together at the studio. Thanks to the Slim band for the soundtrack!