We present you with a set of five illustrations by the artist Sergi Espada, a character animation, design and modelling specialist.These five pieces form part of the studies and sketches produced prior to rendering the animations using a computer.
The first one is a study of the movement of the Mermaid under the sea. It is simple and possesses great stylistic beauty, particularly through the way it captures the elegance of the movements of the mermaid under water.
It is very interesting to discover how many hours he has dedicated to studying mermaids. Yes. The mermaid Hannah. No, not Daryl Hannah, the star of 1, 2, 3… Splash /(Splash (1984). He has watched lots of videos of Hannah Fraser, a professional mermaid whom Franc Aleu introduced him to.
Next we see the study of a relaxing spring scene: Astrid and the 2 Hesperides play without a care in the world. Nothing worries them because they have attained a state of happiness.
Sergi Espada has studies of David and Venus making love in a number of positions, with the aim of working out which is the most natural.”Sometimes, it’s not completely realistic, but the posture is agreeable to the camera”, acknowledges Sergi, who is also responsible for modelling and animating Michelangelo’s David, the sculptural masterpiece on display at the Galleria dell’Accademia, in Florence.