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Raw Beach Dusk Background

Posted by Frank Santoro on October 6
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For the teaser:

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Exterior Background Concepts

Posted by Frank Santoro on September 21
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Drawings with color separations:

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Background Concepts

Posted by Frank Santoro on September 19
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For Cathy’s closet:

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Beach Landscape

Posted by Frank Santoro on September 19
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This is all airbrush. I copied the palette from Dash’s storyboard and we used it for the final. It was just a test, but it worked – I added trees later – on same painting, first take. I’m learning quickly that backgrounds don’t have to be perfect.

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Shell Drawings

Posted by Frank Santoro on September 8
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For the teaser:

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Wave Paintings

Posted by Frank Santoro on September 5
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These are photos of the background painting  for the shot in the teaser of Andy carrying Volunteer across the beach. I worked over the same long page, with photos taken at each step so that it’s a “live” painted animation.

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Hazel Drawings

Posted by Frank Santoro on September 4
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Drawings for the shot in the teaser of Hazel emerging from the pool:

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This is a shared production blog for the forthcoming animated feature, "The Ruined Cast," written and directed by Dash Shaw. Produced by John Cameron Mitchell, Howard Gertler, and Biljana Labovic. Contributing artists are Jane Samborski, Frank Santoro, Lily Benson and Ray Sohn. Music by James Lucido.