"Winter Valley" is an environment design for a non-profit fan-driven project called "Moomin Reanimated". It is a collaborative project where animators come together to animate an episode from the 1990 TV series "Moomin". The result will be a string of consecutive shots drawn and animated in each artist's art style. Here, I drew the background for the episode's opening shot, taking care not to copy the original background from the series. My intent was to push my design skills and draw an original background for the project.
I started the illustration by gathering reference images of snowy mountains. Then I used Adobe Photoshop to sketch a general layout. Afterwards, I refined the sketch and drew my final line art. The coloring stage was a long process of adding base colors and textures to create a cold, atmospheric look. Once done, I exported the background to TVPaint and used a particle generator to animate the snow fall. My final color edits were done in After Effects.