2020. I created the animation for the song On The Jolly Boat by Marcia Mello, about a Little Prince and a Sea Captain, inspired by a XIX Century tin toy and a contemporary poem by Kevin Devaney.
I designed the characters, the story and made the 2D animation. I did all the artwork in Photoshop and used After Effects for animating and editing.
This is the Jolly Boat Penny Toy (Issmayer, Germany circa 1860) that inspired the song, and it was also my inspiration to create the characters.
Below you can see the turnaround sheet with the character designs I created: The Sea Captain and The Little Prince.
This is how I developed the characters:
I drew this expression sheet that helped me to draw the characters in different moods when creating the final artwork of the animation.
These are studies for the other character of the story, the Little Girl who plays the call horn:
Once I had the characters and the story, I made the concept arts below to picture the characters in the environment of the animation.
I made a storyboard to plan the animation. Below there's one of the pages, you can see the whole storyboard in the following link:
Thanks to Justin for including me in this project.