Bicycle Boy Animation
A short loop animation based on my watercolor illustration series.
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Vimeo version (better quality) https://vimeo.com/388631297
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Read more about the original series here: https://mateuszurbanowicz.com/works/bicycle-boy/

Background:

The digitally painted background was divided into multiple layers to be later animated in Adobe Motion. The city scene consisted of four layers of buildings, each moving a bit slower to create a depth effect. Apart from the city, about 15 layers of trees, clouds, guardrails, stairs, etc. are also moving throughout the animation.
Below a composite version of the background showcasing most of the content used:
Animation:

The whole character animation was done digitally, in Photoshop, beginning from a rough test animation, through the rough line-art stage, to clean-up and coloring.
Photoshop's timeline functionality was used to break down the animation cells into multiple layers and to preview the looped sequence in the application.
In the last step, shadows and gradients were added to increase the realism of the character.
Tools used: 
- Animation and Background - Photoshop + AnimDessin2 plugin 
- Compositing - Apple Motion
- Final video and sound - Apple Final Cut Pro X 

Hardware: 
- MacBook Pro 16 inch and Wacom Intuos Pro tablet 

Music used: 
- Epidemic Sound: Trans Siberian Express - Luella Gren
- Sound effects from Freesound.org 

Thanks to Kana for moral and technical support on this! I nagged her about many decisions during the making process. 
Also thanks to you for spotting some mistakes when I published the rough versions on Instagram. 



Disclaimer: 
① I'm NOT a professional animator so the thing is not perfect. I know. Enjoy the art and let others enjoy it in peace. 
② Do NOT copy, edit, reuse, re-upload this video without my explicit permission. If you like it and would like to share it - just share a link to this video, my website or this video on Instagram. 
③ Please, do not ask me about technical details - this work was an experiment. If you want to know more write a comment asking for a making-of and maybe I will do one if I have time! Sorry!


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Bicycle Boy Animation
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Bicycle Boy Animation

An animation based on my watercolor illustration series "Bicycle Boy".
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