Using Illustrator's pencil tool and shapes of solid color, you can imitate the graphic novel styling of A Scanner Darkly. An animator from the film shows us how.
Director Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly impressed audiences this summer with a stunning 2D animation style that mixes heavy blacks lines with shapes of solid color to represent a realistic image. After filming the movie live action, we used proprietary vector software to animate directly over live footage, preserving the likeness and performances of the actors - a process called "Interpolated Rotoscoping." This tutorial will show you how I was able to recreate a similar effect using tools in Adobe llustrator. Using Illustrator's pencil tool and shapes of solid color, you can imitate the graphic novel styling of A Scanner Darkly.
Well, the animation in that movie really does look way cool. Don't think this is a walk in the park though, The process takes around four hours a picture according to the tutorial. The tutorial does say to use Adobe Illustrator but I hear you can also use Adobe Photoshop by using the pen tool but it won't come out as good. It's got something to do with vector graphics versus raster graphics. Well I'm not really that good with Adobe Photoshop or even Adobe Illustrator. But it does look way past cool doesn't it?
Wonder if someone can do this to the nude Alicia Silverstone commercial. I mean, heck Alicia Silverstone naked this way does look interesting.
I'm not really good at this. As you can see below. Heck, Photoshop or Illustrator, I'm still in the dark. No pun intended.