After a meeting with my teacher, we decided that made sense for me to look more into Czech illustrators and animators. I wanted to find a way to reference Czech Republic in my animation and finding inspiration by its artists is great way to start.
From the long list of artist I’ve looked into a few here were my favorites:
- Jiri Trnka
- Miroslav Šašek
- Propaganda and commercials
- František Skála
- Květa Pacovská
- Artus Scheiner
- Illustration by Jan Šrámek & Veronika Vlková
- Michal Bacák
- Karel Zeman
From this list, my best inspirations so far are the two artists in bold: Jiri Trnka and Květa Pacovská.
I did some sketching and I tried to do this exercise where I turn my character into the style of the other artists… and here are the results:
I really like the characters from Pacovska so I didn’t change them at all… instead, I tried to animate one, and this is the result:
Still working on characters but I like where this is going…!