Emileena Plank is the eldest out of the two sisters. She is very studious and dislikes disorder. She finds it hard not to get annoyed by her constantly chaotic younger sister, when she tries to stick to her plans, especially if she is trying to work.
She is the newer design of the two sisters, created in August 2011. With her design I had in mind for her being a big sister and her being “squarer” than Roberta. Her colour design contains red, oranges and yellows, warm colours, showing even with her squareness, she if very familiar and homely. Also the animation style is traditional Disney, with little exaggeration and precise.
As her personality, there have been many influences from my big sister when she was younger. Very bossy and very much like a second mum to me, she was there to stop me getting in trouble, at the time I thought she was a spoilt-sport. Now looking back I can see that she was looking out for me. She is my best friend and arch-nemesis.
Roberta Plank is the youngest out of the two sisters. She is very laid back and hates rules. She always wants to play and create but her big sister, Emileena keeps stopping her.
Roberta is a character I have be developing since early 2011. She came about when I was working on another project. There have been a few changes from her original design to suit this short film, when in the original, her colour design is similar to Emileena and wears a school uniform, in this film her colour pallet consist with blue, purple and green, cooler colours, to show that she is the opposite to her big sister, showing that there is something unnatural almost extraterrestrial. Her hair is longer and weightless for this film, not to mention naturally purple. The animation for Roberta will be like the old hose-pipe style of animation and very exaggerated.
For this film, Roberta’s personality is based on a younger me (about 6 to 8 years old), when I was very playful and believe the only reason I was so strange is that I was abandoned by my alien parents.
Colour and Line Quality Designs
Final Colour/ Line Quality Design
After asking my classmates, I went for this look since it was the most popular choice!
Characters, Designs and Reasoning
Emleena is the eldest sister. She is very caring young woman, who has only best intention for her little sister, eventhough she can be a bit too much of a square at times. Her animation is more traditional with little
For Emleena Plank's design is sharp and square, to refelect her ridgetness. However her colour is warm and familiar.
Roberta is the youngest sister. She a very free-willed and imagentive.
For Roberta Plank's design is soft and round, to refelect her freeness. Even her animation is rounded and very exaggerated.
But that freeness makes her inconsiderate to her sister. Her colour is cool and distant.
My sister and me (Aberdyfi, Mid East Wales, 1997)
This idea was inspired from my sister and me. I want to do a film about a two conflicting sisters. I felt that I want to narrow the personalities, and I realised that my sister was more acedemical than I am, and I am more creative than my sister, so a conflict was pin pointed and clearer in a 3 minute film.