Making Skülly’s Short Film

Rib Caged — A short film by Kirk Wallace and Latham Arnott

Introduction — How it started

Skülly

Skülly character development from Richie’s original Skullboy mark to the version used for film.
A model sheet to be referenced by Latham when animating the character

Story Synopsis

Title Card

Creating the Story

Adam Danielson, Jeff Guerra, and Jeremy Lwamugira in the studio

Writing

Rough script writing / timing

Rewriting

Storyboard written up beat by beat for review

Storyboarding

Rough storyboards of the full story dry erase marker on whiteboard

Sketching

Half way refined sketches of in betweens

Chopping it down

Latham Arnott editing the story down

Creating the Artwork (Process)

Process teardown of rope swinging scene

Adobe Illustrator

Tracing a sketch in Illustrator with the pen tool
Coloring the artwork in Illustrator with the characters consistent (cold version) color palette

Adobe Photoshop

Texturing in Photoshop with a grain brush
Final Rope swing scene

More process flows

First sketch by Latham Arnott
First sketch by Latham Arnott
First sketch by Latham Arnott
First sketch by Latham Arnott

Animation

Poster

Process of Poster

Live streamed video process of the poster with Adobe

Credits

Freelance Illustrator in New England and the Internet

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