'Hand Wash, Line Dry' is an animated short I had the joy of designing from the inside out and from start to finish for my master's project on Bournemouth University's MA 3D Computer Animation course. The following is a peek into the production process, with sketches, early storyboards, character designs, and the short's publicity following its premiere. Enjoy!
A peek into the process (coffee breaks not included) that brought the short to life!
AWARDS & PUBLICITY FOR 'HAND WASH, LINE DRY'
Entered into 'The Rookies' in March of 2017, 'Hand Wash, Line Dry' and its accompanying production material received the Excellence Award, "awarded to entrant pages and projects that are of the absolute highest quality," says the contest guidelines. "Badges are awarded by our editorial team and represent a great achievement for all entrants."
Following the success of the short on The Rookies platform, editors from The Rookies asked for a deeper dive into the short’s development. The full writeup can be found here.
Humans of CG - As a surgeon's daughter, I spent my life expecting to follow in my Dad's footsteps, and spent most of high school preparing for a future in medicine. I'm watching 'Monster's Inc.' with my Dad one day, and there's a scene where an old fashioned alarm bell rings to signal the start and end of the scare day, and I realize the paint where the hammer hits the bell is chipped. All I could think about in that moment is how a 3D artist had to go in and chip that paint, because it was a detail that they felt was worth investing in, and at that point everything stopped, because I realized that animation was not only an artistic field, but an extremely technical one, and even more than that, it was a real career path, pursued by real people. When I realized how much respect my Dad had for the skills of these animators, I knew it was a career path I had his approval to pursue, and that dropping my future surgeon status meant that I had to pursue it with everything I had. So I did. United States, Dallas- Fort Worth, Tx #AlexParker #HOCG #HumansofCG⠀⠀ Share your story @ https://buff.ly/2mW1hcO
Following the premiere of 'Hand Wash, Line Dry', The Rookies featured my story as a CG Artist in their series 'Humans of CG'. Take a look!
1950's post-modern cartoon design was a massive source of inspiration behind the look development of the short, with considerable emphasis put on large blocks of color and overlaid hand-drawn line detail.