Trying some new techniques here to create a 2d/3d cell type shader look. Using Cinema 4D to build – After Effects to comp it together – Adobe Audition to record the voice & the character was a pencil sketch.
I used time echo to fake a smear layer, as used in traditional animation, Then added frame blending to get the blur effect I wanted. Using a simple muted tone gradient in complementing colours, gives it a bit more of a cartoon style for me, softer more approachable.
The first attempts were too close to 3d and too busy with effects. I pared it down by just lighting the object with a cell shader only.
Concept sketch artwork.
Credit for the inspiration from this – Tutorial –