We had the great privilege to work with photographer, Robyn Von Swank, on this exciting project for Adult Swim’s comedy television show Children’s Hospital. It was a blast zooming in on the character’s faces to illustrate face-paint to bring out each personality in the show. Dive deeper to see a case study on this project.
Children's Hospital // Adult Swim
When Robyn Von Swank ask us to lend a hand on this project, we almost fell over with happy giggles. This project for Adult Swim's comedy television show Children's Hospital would be all about trying something new. They had the idea AFTER the shoot to paint everyone else's face to match Rob Corddry's character on the show, Dr. Blake Downs. We hate to say it, but we are very glad that was the case. It gave us the chance to try illustrating face-paint to bring out each personality in the show. We loved playing with the qualities of the face. THe way it cakes at the corners or when it isn't completely applied so some of the skin shows through. Also, smudging and smearing; love those tony details. Dive deeper to see a case study on this project.
Rob Corddry as Dr. Blake Downs
In all these images, we collaborated closely with Robyn to find the right styling and color of the skin tones, background color, and paint color palette. Robyn loosely sketched out some face designs she wanted to create for each character as paint. We then used Robyn's sketches to create the look of face paint. It was a blast figuring out how to create paint in photoshop.
All of the images on this side are straight from the camera. Robyn decided that we shouldn't do much in the way of processing the files since we were going to work more on covering the face with paint. I think it was a great call on her part.