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Author:  mike [ 25 Dec 2017, 23:02 ]
Post subject:  cel animation sheets

Lately, I've been thinking about trying to get ahold of some clear celluloid/acetate sheets, like what they use to use in traditional animation. They would ink the outlines on one side and paint in the colors on the back. I thought it would be cool to do some drawings that way and then scan them in. The closest thing that I have found so far would be overhead projector sheets that they sell at office depot. Those were 40 dollars for the pack, though.

Author:  danperteet [ 01 Jan 2018, 17:24 ]
Post subject:  Re: cel animation sheets

Sounds expensive, you might try looking for a pack of those sheets on ebay.
Aren't the cels used in cell animation actually glass? I always thought they were.
Anyway, if you end up doing this, let me know how it turns out!

Author:  mike [ 01 Jan 2018, 20:42 ]
Post subject:  Re: cel animation sheets

No, the cells weren't glass. They were thin sheets originally made out of celluloid and then later a material called acetate. The cel sheets were layered on top of the background and then the glass was clamped down on the top to flatten all the layers.

Author:  Jemascola [ 13 Jan 2018, 12:51 ]
Post subject:  Re: cel animation sheets

My method for drawings on DeviantArt is to draw something with a gel pen, scan it, and then digitally color it with Paint.NET. For me, at least, it seems easier and more practical to let the program fill colors within the lines instead of trying to perfectly align a color sheet and an outline sheet. However, it would be cool to work with sheets, too.

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