Hello, I’m Lucy Roddam, a Previsualisation and Background/Layout for 2D animation Specialist, with a passion for visual communication and empathetic design.
I have had the opportunity to work on four of the six short films from Level 4 Animation 2022. This added to my skills and knowledge of the pipeline for animation.
'Bus, Stop!' is a 2D animated short, for this film I worked as a Concept and Background Artist.
Knitman gave me my first introduction into 3D Animation, I worked on all of the Matte Paintings and produced concept art which featured a colour script and stylisation tests.
For 'Sickly Sweet' and 'I Remember You' 2D animated shorts I designed title cards. This allowed me to experiment with lino cutting and calligraphy.
In my additional projects ‘Miracle Max’ (from the 1987 film ‘The Princes Bride’) and ‘Around the World In 80 Days’ (Jules Verne’s book and film), I have taken live action media and redesigned them as 2D animated films.
I am currently working with group of fellow students on ‘There’s A Ghost in Ma Hoose’, a 2D short that embraces bringing wolves back into the Scottish Highlands. I have helped with concept design and background development. Our aim with this project is to pitch it to Greenpeace UK. Through these projects I have been able to adapt to different styles and software.
For me the most meaningful piece of work this year was the completion of my dissertation, ‘Understanding Autism Representation in Animation, A Sector Analysis’. I gained considerable awareness of the lack of general representation of Autism in animation. I hope to use what I have learned from this research when working in the industry.
A background I designed for one of my personal projects.
'There's A Ghost In Ma Hoose' concept art
A concept piece I worked on for the 'There's A Ghost In Ma Hoose' project. Character design by Tatyana Archtander.
'Around The World In 80 Days' concept development
Various concept art pieces inspired by the Jules Verne novel 'Around The world In 80 Days' (1872).
'Miracle Max' ROUS development
A concept development sheet for the 'Miracle Max' personal project, inspired by the 1987 film 'The Princess Bride'.
'Miracle Max' Prop sheet
'Miracle Max' House designs
Background design In the style of 'Hilda'
This is a background test in the style of the animated series 'Hilda'.
This is a composting test for one of my 'Bus,Stop!' backgrounds.
'Knitman' Matte Paintings
Matte Paintings I have completed for the 3D animated short 'Knitman'
You can support my work by following me on my social media where I most frequently share what I am up to. Thank you!