From Microspreads to Grayscale
The process of bringing God's Divine Narrative to life is complex. From the scripting of iBIBLE to the completed episode that you can view online and share with friends and family, there are many stages that iBIBLE art must go through before it is finished. Join us on a visual journey through the production of iBIBLE from microspreads to grayscale today and see a glimpse into this process.
iBIBLE storyboard artists begin the process of creating artwork by reviewing research provided by the research team. They look for clues found in the script, like time of day and people to include in each image, and then create what we call a microspread. Microspreads provide creative direction, highlighting important details for the artists to use.
The microspread images are then compiled into a reel called an animatic. Animatics create an outline of the action that will take place throughout the animated episode.
Basic elements like direction of movement, people involved in each scene, and lighting changes are noted for the artists in each animatic. Background items, scenery, and orientation of figures within the scene are detailed for the artists.
With the animatic for direction, iBIBLE artists produce line art. You can see how the rough outline of the tent in the animatic image above becomes clear in the line art below. Even the placement of the man on the left, whose eyes are noted to look to the right comes into clear view in the line art. You can see a man clearly shading his eyes from the sun.
The next step is to add shading to the line art, providing dimension and depth to the scene. See how the line art above comes to life with shading in the same images below. You can see the light of the sun casting long shadows, highlighting the heat. As the man shields his eyes, it underscores the reality that the famine had become severe in the land, and Joseph's father and brothers had to do something about it.
This grayscale art then moves from the artists to the animators to create the final episode. This episode featuring Joseph and his family will be released with all the episodes of iBIBLE Genesis on Easter, 2024!
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