We had a number of design challenges with this project. We wanted stylised, human characters that are simplified from reality. Yet still observational in the way they capture fashion, haircuts, and the character of a person. To feel real, yet simplified.
And the environment needed to be detailed, and feel recognisable, but still be stylised by the artists. Combining beautiful matte paintings with CG modelling and careful compositing allowed us to bring the city to life and create atmospheric shots that served the story and the product.