The production blog for a multi-award winning 2D animated graduation film about an unlikely friendship between a magical Tree Spirit and a young girl as they learn to grow and care for nature throughout the seasons.
Found some lovely animated snippets yesterday from Cartoon Saloon who made The Secret of Kells (2009) on their channel on Vimeo. The first one has a rough, textured pencil quality to the lines which you see rarely in 'cleaned' animation. Although the style is different, the line quality is very similar to what I am aiming for so is useful reference. The second I find very simple and sweet and features a young girl and a tree, so again, ideal inspiration for my film.
From Darkness - Promotional Trailer (By Cartoon Saloon)