STUDIO GHIBLI ANIMATED POSTER
Taking a premade poster designed by Alberto Perez Chamosa I utilized HTML and CSS to bring life to it. I first began by sketching out ideas to better help visualize the concepts I had in mind, then brought the poster into my digital canvas. Once there I separated each character into its own layer and complete their illustration for the parts that weren’t visible. This would aid in making my animation choices more believable as they moved in and out from behind objects.
One of the most difficult illustration aspects of this project was filling for the character called Kaonashi, or “No Face”. This was due to the character not necessarily having an ideal body. To compromise, I focused more so on an important element of the character, its mouth – then just filled enough for it to pop up from behind Haku, the dragon.
Once the illustrations were completed, it was time to stitch them back together. The image seemed bare at this point, so I created a background and implemented clouds to add to the overall effect. Following that, I included character descriptions for those unfamiliar or not part of the Studio Ghibli fandom.