Fanart by Anastasia Majzhegisheva – 2

As a followup to the previous fanart post, I have decided to go for a little experiment and suggested a test task for Anastasia. I sketched a character pose draft like I usually do when we work with Nikolai and then she made a final artwork out of that. Here’s how it turned out:  Just […]

Weekly progress

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Ok, here are some quick and hot news from the past week. Nikolay successfully finished overpaints for the last backgrounds. Now we have all backgrounds completely finished. Also, he took a chance to redraw some keyframes that we were not satisfied with – and hey, they are much […]

We did it!

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Can you believe it? Last week we have finished the “Vectorization and Tweening” stage and now we are officially working on “Backgrounds and 3D”! Hurray! The most hard stage was “Drawing Keyframes”, but “Vectorization and Tweening” was the most time-consuming one. And it’s over now! (yes, I would […]

Almost there

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) OK, we’re one step from finishing “Vectorization and Tweening” stage. There are just two shots pending for my review and a few soldiers to vectorize, which in fact are background characters. Be sure – we’re squeezing most of our free time to get this stage finished sooner. The […]

Weekly progress

It’s the last days of keyframes drawing campaign and this week was especially interesting, because besides of usual drawing of Ivan and Morevna Nikolay was working on the shots where we have many new characters. They all are appear in the Demo only once or twice, but some of them will play a significant role […]

Cheating

Today I want to talk a little about the ways we cheat at drawing. ^__^ When you start drawing a characters you usually have “front” and “side” concept reference images. And when you need 3/4 view at some gradation it’s always a bit tricky part. And here’s Synfig to the rescue! No, it’s not a […]

Weekly progress

OK, I hope everyone had a great 1st of April day. And I hope you enjoyed our little joke. I want to assure everyone who cares about the project – we don’t plan to turn everything into “Nazar Style”. Though, the funniest part of this joke is that it wasn’t a pure joke at all […]

Weekly report

Here’s one more week passed by. For some reasons this was a kind of hard week. From one side the non-stop-drawing mode starting to tell – as result of psychological exhausting the process turns into routine and drawings get looking dull and unfacy loosing their creative tune. At the beginning of passed week we have spend […]

Drawing, drawing, drawing…

One image instead of thousand words. And everyone knows that I love posting “work-in-progress” drafts. ^__^