Aesthetic style

“What makes art beautiful is a complicated concept, since beauty is subjective and can change based on context. But, there is a basic human instinct, an internal appreciation, for harmony, balance, and rhythm — this can be defined as beauty. Beauty in terms of art usually refers to an interaction between line, color, texture, sound, shape, motion, and size that is pleasing to the senses.” (Boundlesscom, 2015)

Aesthetics is a rather important aspect of any animated production, and this means making sure the aesthetics of it all work. working out what style the finished product will be in and keeping it all the same, making sure everything flows well, and insuring that nothing looks stupid or really does not fit the style.

For our project we where going for a really simple origami sort of look. This means that everything had to have a basic look to it, but be stylized so that it looked good in the correct style, not just lazy.
For the most part this worked, but it was rather interesting getting it to that point. Our background had a papery effect done to it so it would fit in well. All our 2D characters where done with sharp lines and animated to look like they where made of paper, though this effect was not accurate 100%. However I do think it turned out well for the time that was put in, though next time I think a bit more research could go into it depending on the time we have.
The text was made to look like paper folding out, and the effect worked fairly well, it was time consuming to get done, but it turned out rather well. It also increased the paper effect of other aspects due to its look and the feel it gave.


This image is a still taken from the reboot project, it shows one of the main scenes and that it is using the rule of thirds. for the mail focus points. With the text coming into the scene at the top of the view.
The colours used where to help enhance the idea of the location, which was ancient egypt. So we used more sandy colours to convey the desert, with some darker colours to help to keep a overall toned down mood.

So many places I have looked at say that aesthetics are based on the beholder, much like beauty. just because one person finds something aesthetically pleasing does not mean anyone else will. “…the concept of the aesthetic is inherently problematic and it is only recently that we have managed to see that it is…”(Stanfordedu, 2015)


Boundlesscom. (2015). Boundless. Retrieved 30 November, 2015, from

Stanfordedu. (2015). Stanfordedu. Retrieved 30 November, 2015, from


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