Fox and Hare

ROLE

Set Designer

DESCRIPTION

The Fox and Hare animated series is based on the popular Dutch illustrated children books by writer Sylvia Vanden Heede and illustrator The Tjong-Khing. 

For the animated series the original pen and watercolour style illustrations was adapted to a three dimensional style - a hybrid between clay models and 3D computer animation. I was tasked to adapt the visual style from the books and design sets that work the animated series needs.

PROJECT DURATION

2018 (release 1st season 26x11')

CREDITS

Producers: Submarine (NL) / Walking the Dog (BE)

Directors: Mascha Halberstad & Tom van Gestel

FORM

3D animated series for television

LINK TO FILM

You can watch the seasons trailer here on Vimeo

From book to film

The Tjong-Kings illustrations for Fox and Hare are wonderful. But places, like the burrow they live in, look a little bit different in each book they appear in. It was my challenge to make 'definite' versions for the animation - and give them more depth and light - something the 3D artist at the animation studio pushed even further.

Night and day

Another fun design challenge for this series was that a lot action plays at different times of day. So I made a lot of different light designs for various sets on the show.

Top views

For the 3D modellers it was important to really get a sense of the layout of the various sets in the series. So I spend quite some time designing top views and do this as carefully as possible.