Will Krause

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© 1995-2012 Will Krause
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The Upstate Four
Creator - Writer - Backgrounds - Color - Sound (2001-2008) 

            I created all of the backgrounds for The Upstate Four (except for one by guest background Ülo Pikkov... try and guess which one!) I think it was about 120 backgrounds in total, drawn directly into the computer with a tablet and colored with photoshop. The scenes use quite a bit of refrence to my hometown of Utica. It was fun to try and sneak familiar buildings into the cartoon!

            The story takes place over the course of a day, so I made the color palette change from indigo blues at dawn to oranges at sunrise to turquoise blues at mid-day to purples at dusk.