F L Y I N G - F O X    (2019)
Flying fox - a group of bats that mainly live in Africa and Asia, and are also known as "megabats". This type of bat can weigh 2-3 kilos and become a full 1.80 m from wing tip to wing tip! Bats are very important to the Asian ecosystem and are one of those responsible for pollinating a variety of trees and plants. To date, hundreds of thousands of bats are killed on an annual basis, and the main causes being food, deforestation, and hunted for sport. My first full animation done in after effects as part of my studies in visual communication. Inspired and engaged by these beautiful animals. Digital and analog animation in 2D, with focus on communication, storytelling and character development. 

After being inspired by a number of articles and research on this species, I chose to create an animation that will illustrate an impression of it. Here I have drawn both character design, background and other effects with SAI, after effects and GIMP. There was a lot of focus on background design, and I really got to unfold with "scenery" and mood motifs in this project.
Much of the work is inspired by the Asian jungle, much of which is inspired by own images from Thailand, the National Museum, and web services such as google with images of the mountains in Huangshan. The motifs below show the development of background design and character development.

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