Sunday, 6 March 2011

Kitchen Background

Hi All,

I'm back again with another post at last. I'm putting more effort into trying to secure funding these days but I've not stopped working on the project.
In an earlier post you will have seen that I had created this Kitchen background before using Serif DrawPlus. After experimenting in Anime Studio and viewing Parker's excellent background painting tutorials on the Lost Marble Anime Studio Forum I decided to try my hand at painting more backgrounds in Anime Studio. It's probably because I'm so used to using the drawing tools in AS but it felt more natural to me to create the backrounds this way.

I started by loading in my layout sketch into Anime Studio and tracing the walls and floor.

I then added some kitchen cupboards and a fridge on separate layers.

Next was a table and chairs.

Additional details were added on the table.

Finally, the kitchen had to look a mess after the robot CHESTA had been 'baking' in there so all these details were added. I only created one 'dough splat' and copied and pasted it around and adjusted the points a little to make them look different.

Out of interest I rendered a short animation. In the final shot characters come through the door and I will also animate elements in the background such as the dripping dough.


  1. Your blog is interesting, has left a great impression.
    Best wishes

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words Jonas! It's great to hear when people are finding the posts of interest.


  3. A fantastic background Dale! Looking forward to seeing more :D

  4. Cool, looks great. Nice and crisp and has lots of character.