No Bear Left Behind

The short animation won a People's Choice Award at the Smiley CFA Charity Film Awards 2023. Image copyright belongs to Animals Asia - Animals Asia.

My role in this project is to create the initial visual direction for the film so that my friend Camelia Tra Pham can develop further. This is a collaboration of my watercolor style with Tra's flexible digital drawing style.

Making an animated film will require a team, each with a different role. But with this project, Tra has completely done everything from character design to animation, storyboard drawing, and animation.

Initial color key and character design.

Color key.

Selected background design.