1. What is a “Distance Model”?

    When a character is seen in the distance, too much line complexity will create an over-complicated image. We drop detail to simulate the effect of seeing a character far away. If you’ve managed to notice this already, you’re not just seeing things- it’s quite intentional.

    Because the show is animated by hand, we prefer not to scale down a complicated drawing- it becomes unclear and messy. Instead we use a distance model, which is a simplified version of that character.

    Also they’re really cute.

    Lead Character Designer: Danny Hynes

    Character Designer: Colin Howard

    Color: Tiffany Ford

    Color Assist: Jasmin Lai

    Distance Guide: Ian Jones-Quartey

     
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