Hyperspeed

- Senior Film - 

My senior film, Hyperspeed, is a 2D animated music video completed at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The final film, which features the Wild West, a colorful alien race who discover ice cream, and a grumpy creature from underground, is a story about the power of cosmic love that will transport you to the farthest depths of the universe.

Layouts

Here is a gallery of some layouts that are featured in the final film. All of them are created by me, combining traditional watercolors with digital paint and assistance in Adobe Photoshop. 

The Middle of Nowhere
The Middle of Nowhere

Watercolor and Photoshop

Houston, You're Light-years Away
Houston, You're Light-years Away

Watercolor and Photoshop

Signs of Life?
Signs of Life?

Watercolor and Photoshop

City of Color
City of Color

Watercolor and Photoshop

Stellar View
Stellar View

Watercolor and Photoshop

City of Color II
City of Color II

Watercolor and Photoshop

Perfect Location
Perfect Location

Watercolor and Photoshop

Shift to Hyperspeed
Shift to Hyperspeed

Watercolor and Photoshop

Watching a Crash Landing
Watching a Crash Landing

Watercolor and Photoshop

Breaking Borders
Breaking Borders

Watercolor and Photoshop

Breaking Borders II
Breaking Borders II

Watercolor and Photoshop

Change is Coming
Change is Coming

Watercolor and Photoshop

Daydreaming
Daydreaming

Watercolor and Photoshop

Zoom Away
Zoom Away

Watercolor and Photoshop

Watercolor Textures

This gallery contains all the watercolor textures that I created by hand in order to achieve the visual aesthetic for Hyperspeed. Improvising and 'playing around' with the watercolors, I scanned in the panels once I felt satisfied with their textures, and then imported them into Adobe Photoshop to begin drawing and building my layouts.  

Character Design

Here is a gallery displaying the character designs found in Hyperspeed, arranged in order of appearance. 

Senorita
Senorita

Photoshop and Watercolor

Bud
Bud

Photoshop and Watercolor

Princess
Princess

Photoshop and Watercolor

Queenie
Queenie

Photoshop and Watercolor

Ray
Ray

Watercolor and Photoshop

All Characters Lineup
All Characters Lineup

Photoshop and Watercolor

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Animator ~ Illustrator ~ Storyteller