Sailor Moon Forum

International Sailor Moon Online Community

* FAQ    * Search   * Login 
* Rss  * Register
It is currently Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:27 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 3:38 am 
Bitten by Chibiusa 8 months ago
inactive
User avatar
Joined: Feb 08, 2014
Posts: 420
Ok so I was wondering, in Sailor Moon, when the animation artists draw the animation cels and color them, how do they manage to paint/color within the lines?

I tried coloring/painting a drawing of Sailor Moon I did with acrylic paint, but it's SO hard to stay within the lines. The paint overlaps the black outlines all the time. Also how do the artists manage to paint small details? For me, it's so frustrating. Sailor Moon's collar stripes and earrings are so small so the paint literally goes everywhere.

For those of you that know a lot about animation and cels, please help! :love:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 3:06 pm 
Solaris Luna
Solaris Luna
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Joined: Jul 31, 2012
Posts: 2653
Location: Outer Space
Gender: Biseinen Angel
Other: Kuiper Belt
I think a forum member named Cutie Bunny specializes in something like this. Im sure if you message her she can tell you or wait for her to post. I dont know if anyone else knows though exactly.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 3:57 pm 
Bitten by Chibiusa 14 months ago
inactive
User avatar
Joined: Oct 04, 2003
Posts: 365
I may be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that the lines were inked on the top of the cels, and then they flipped them over to paint the color on the reverse.

Check out this thread, and note the fourth post:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.406671-Any-collectors-of-animation-cels-here


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 6:30 pm 
Bitten by Chibiusa 4 months ago
inactive
User avatar
Joined: Feb 01, 2011
Posts: 2578
Location: 37.629562, -116.849556
Gender: Female
Quote:
I may be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that the lines were inked on the top of the cels, and then they flipped them over to paint the color on the reverse.


Exactly. :) I collect animation cels. The lines are xeroxed from the pencil sketch onto one side of the cel, and the paint is applied on the reverse side. Details, like eyes or earrings, are often (I've noticed) painted first so that larger paint areas don't cover them up by accident.

Hope that helps!

_________________
Image Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 6:44 pm 
Solaris Luna
Solaris Luna
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Joined: Jul 31, 2012
Posts: 2653
Location: Outer Space
Gender: Biseinen Angel
Other: Kuiper Belt
Sounds so time consuming. This is what I call something you have to love and be dedicated to. It's like writing a novel series or something. It takes a lot of sweat and tears but with a team of people, I'm sure things are easier. Cool


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 10:56 pm 
☽ Crescent Moonie
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Joined: May 19, 2012
Posts: 2950
Location: Mount Grimrock Level 4
Gender: Male
Fokkusu wrote:
Quote:
I may be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that the lines were inked on the top of the cels, and then they flipped them over to paint the color on the reverse.


Exactly. :) I collect animation cels. The lines are xeroxed from the pencil sketch onto one side of the cel, and the paint is applied on the reverse side. Details, like eyes or earrings, are often (I've noticed) painted first so that larger paint areas don't cover them up by accident.

Hope that helps!

Or you use a gnu image manipulator program and use layers to keep things smooth.

(shouldn't details be painted last so they aren't covered? I'm just curious)

_________________
Image
The spirits of the cow are now avenged


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:38 pm 
Bitten by Chibiusa 27 months ago
inactive
Joined: Jan 02, 2014
Posts: 2
Boro wrote:
Fokkusu wrote:
Quote:
I may be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that the lines were inked on the top of the cels, and then they flipped them over to paint the color on the reverse.


Exactly. :) I collect animation cels. The lines are xeroxed from the pencil sketch onto one side of the cel, and the paint is applied on the reverse side. Details, like eyes or earrings, are often (I've noticed) painted first so that larger paint areas don't cover them up by accident.

Hope that helps!

Or you use a gnu image manipulator program and use layers to keep things smooth.

(shouldn't details be painted last so they aren't covered? I'm just curious)


sorry but what is a gnu image manipulator?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:41 pm 
Bitten by Chibiusa 40 months ago
inactive
Joined: Nov 06, 2010
Posts: 2560
accountrx3 wrote:
Boro wrote:
Fokkusu wrote:

Exactly. :) I collect animation cels. The lines are xeroxed from the pencil sketch onto one side of the cel, and the paint is applied on the reverse side. Details, like eyes or earrings, are often (I've noticed) painted first so that larger paint areas don't cover them up by accident.

Hope that helps!

Or you use a gnu image manipulator program and use layers to keep things smooth.

(shouldn't details be painted last so they aren't covered? I'm just curious)


sorry but what is a gnu image manipulator?


A good example would be GIMP, which pretty much stands for just that. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 4:36 am 
Systema Solare
Systema Solare
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Joined: Jun 30, 2006
Posts: 5824
Location: Spellman Household, Massachusetts
Boro wrote:
Or you use a gnu image manipulator program and use layers to keep things smooth.

(shouldn't details be painted last so they aren't covered? I'm just curious)


Ordinarily yes, but with cells youre coming from behind, so you do it backwards.

_________________
http://nekorin-gatacat.deviantart.com/ Come see me at Deviantart!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon Animation Question
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 4:02 am 
Bitten by Chibiusa 25 months ago
inactive
User avatar
Joined: Sep 09, 2013
Posts: 1058
Location: Denver, CO
Gender: Bacon
This is also why digital won out over drawing stuff by hand.

I love hand-drawn stuff, but the industry required something faster/more efficient.

_________________
Forward, into the night went my gallant sub-marine sandwich; twas delicious, except my gluten allergy kicked in.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Moonies browsing this forum: No registered moonies and 9 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB

contact forum administrator