Character design and visual explorations for Ada, a 3D short film that is going to premier at Edinburgh International Film Festival on 29th June, 2019. Made by Blue Zoo Animation and directed by Dane Winn.
It is an experimental film based on a real person, an inupiat woman named Ada Blackjack. Who accompanied a group of explorers as a cook and seamstress but against all odds, ended up being the lone surviver of the five, before being rescued after two years.
Talented folks of the studio wanted to keep some of the stylistic elements of my illustrations; which, I guess, must have been difficult in 3D!
This short has been nominated for McLaren award for animation!!
Sharing some of the early sketches and studies below...