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Hear ye, hear ye! Listen to the tale of Gerror, a valiant monster obsessed by humans, those mythical creatures supposedly hidden in the shadows. They are rumored to have weird habits such as the use of shoes and coins.
Such is the quest told by Mélina Ienco, Lucie Juric, Caroline Leibel, Faustine Merle, Claire Pellet in their Gobelins thesis short film (class of 2022). For this 2D animation short film, the team used framing and stylized drawings to create a beautiful tale.
The short features bold lines, illuminations that highlight the fact that the main character is at the heart of a legendary quest. The detailed and textured backgrounds were also created with great care.
Unless… Unless something’s off. Behind this quest might be lurking a dark and hidden truth.
We advise you to take a look at the Instagram accounts and portfolios of the directors. There, you will find behind the scenes pictures from La Quête de l’Humain, as well as some personal projects: Mélina Ienco , Lucie Juric (portfolio), Caroline Leibel (portfolio), Faustine Merle (portfolio), Claire Pellet (portfolio).
Thanks to these artworks and concept arts, you will be able to discover some inspirations behind the animated short film. Caroline Leibel’s illustrations, for example, are reminiscent of Walt Disney Studios’ Sleeping Beauty
Don’t miss the character design drawings! Here are some of them:
It should be noted that the directors also created physical versions of the main characters, to get a better idea of what they would look like in real life.
Don’t miss the portfolios of the other directors ofLa Quête de l’Humain. For examlple, Lucie Juric published visual research drawings as well as small portions of the animatic.
If you want to follow another quest, don’t forget to check out the other Gobelins 2022 short films. Hôtel Nuit Noire, for example, will lead you to a mysterious place hidden within the dreams of three characters.