The Adventures of Paddington Bear

2020 TV Series
(Early concept work)

Client

StudioCanal | HeyDay Films

The Adventures of Paddington is an animated television series based on the Paddington Bear franchise. The show centers on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to his Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he's discovered throughout the day.

I came onto the show quite early to work on the initial style frames and overall look of the show. I worked alongside Pablo Grillo (Animation Director of the Paddington films) and Ian Splendoff to create the above image. 

We were trying to figure out a simple but appealing style that wasn't too expensive as there was going to be many episodes! 

 

After a few variations we decided on the style frame above, using planes with projected Illustrations from Ian and only the foreground elements in 3D.

I worked on the modelling, texturing and lookdev of Paddington, Street props as well as the projection setup of the 2D Illustrative London in the background. 

 

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