Professional character designer/background painter
I am half of Duo Cartoonist, and we are creating new tools and techniques to make cartoons better and faster through our Patreon. Of course this involves making lots of cartoons.
We release 80% of our content for free. But if you want a VIP access, new tools and techniques that will allow you to make your art faster and with far less heartache, we'd like to welcome you in our little Patreon community.
Do you remember “Space Jam” ? It may not been the best movie ever,
but it had something fascinating hidden inside, and that is LUMO.
LUMO was, back then, a new computer based system.
It allowed to shade cartoons in a way that looked almost like
Framed Roger Rabbit”, only that it no longer required ultra fancy
equipment, plus the postpro crew stopped tearing off their clothes in
Now fast forward till 2016, and picture
Spirit’s determined face, while looking at that old 90’s concept of
automation and promising herself shel’ll never shade a toon manually
again, like she did last week.
forever! it slows down the process of getting a finished piece
exponentially, for you and for me!. Just imagine, two clicks, and your
character would be ready to be published. No eternal CTRL Z, no extra
drop of sweat.
We definitely didn’t want to use carding for Moon Rises, so that did it for us.
an hour later we managed to replicate LUMO In Photoshop, controlling
the light direction with just 1 slider, but it wasn’t enough, because
generating the map was too complicated.
So fast forward two days and we created something new. Two systems for
illuminating a character, one for animation, one for illustration, which we
called “ROGER”. So with just a few clicks in photoshop , you get this:
NEXT SHARING SATURDAY: EXPLORING ROGER. A WHOLE NEW WORLD
If you wish to learn more about LUMO, you can check this link here. If you
find a way of generating those exact normal maps, contact us! we’ll love to see.