To begin my work in the group I first looked at the video my team member gained his first inspiration from which is Tex Avery's Screwball Squirrel from 1944. I looked at a series of images in order to observe the style and drawing techniques used by the wonderful animator Tex Avery.
|Looking at character design - the animatic uses a very similiar character to the grey squirrel pictured here.|
|My team member said he based his animatic on this animated short with the idea of events been calm near the beginning and hectic towards the end.|
|I particularly looked at the landscape and tree designs in Tex Avery's short to try and mimic his unique style.|
I sent this to my team member who had a look at it and we decided to use his background design instead as it featured better textures and he wanted a wider shot in the final design.