'The Adventures of Abney and Teal' is a BBC children's TV series produced by Ragdoll Productions Ltd. and directed by Joel Stewart.
The fifty-two episodes narrate the experiences of Abney and Teal living with their friends on a forgotten island in the middle of an urban park.
Entirely produced in 3D Autodesk Maya, the show emulates stop-frame animation techniques as used for example in old classic animations such as 'The Hedgehog in the Fog' by Yuriy Norshteyn.
On the production of the animated series, I contributed to different aspects of production, such as the development of animatics, characters, and animation of multiple 2D and 3D characters.
After the animation of the fifty-two animated episodes was complete, I worked as an illustrator for Walker Books on the publication of the series' books including flap, pop in slots, colouring-in, stickers, and picture books.
In this picture, taken at the beginning of the project when we were setting up the production pipeline and finalising the characters, I was editing Abney's curled years using Photoshop. 2D images such as this one would then be loaded and animated in 3D environments using Autodesk Maya.
Abney was the character I animated most throughout the production, acting as the reference point for other animators on maintaining style continuity.

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