Category: 2D Character

Final Diorama

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Process of doing diorama

I use Photoshop to draw the figures and environment. After printing them out, I cut them and paste on plastic.

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Environment design

There are three scenes in my animation, all of them are in Kampung Hakka.

The first place is the main character’s home.

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The second and third place is for the boy chasing the cat.

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last background

Storyline of the animation

There is a butcher who stays at Kampung Hakka with his kid.

His kid is a primary school student. There is a primary school in Kampung Hakka, so I made their house like this video, the house is just near the primary school.

From the beginning of the story, there was a cat who fell down into the well, and the boy wanted to save it out. He asked his father to help him, and the butcher let him go into a blanket and saved the cat.

But after saving the cat, the cat escaped away, so the boy ran to catch it.

In the end of the story, the butcher caught the cat and gave it to his kid.

I did some sketches of the movements what I need to record from others:


My character design

My story is telling about a butcher, a boy student and a cat at Kampung Hakka.

The yellow gloves is the basic equipment of a butcher.


And for a primary school student, the uniform is also the basic equipment.


The cat that I like mostly is England Short Hair, the gray hair and the yellow eyes.

So my cat is just followed those colours.


The first class of 2D Character Design

The 2D character

The two-dimensional character is simple and unexplained. They appear and they do things, yet you do not know them as people.

Stories can get away with 2D minor characters, but if major characters are 2D the whole story will fall flat and lack credibility.

We pass many 2D characters in the street every day, yet some people we can tell in a moment are much more than that.

Two-dimensional Three-dimensional
Perfect Flawed
Fits neatly in story Has own story
No history Has a unique past
Predictable Irrational
Logical Quirky
Often non-social Often social
Archetype Individual

What is A Diorama?

In a nutshell a diorama can be defined as a scene that captures a moment in time. We often think of dioramas as being small in scale but they don’t necessarily have to be small scale. Sometimes dioramas are life size as in many museum dioramas.

This definition of a diorama is pretty broad and covers a lot of ground but that is the nature of a diorama. It can be almost anything as long as it captures a moment in time and displays some type of scene with multiple objects. This display of multiple objects and how they interact is the second most important aspect of a diorama because it shows us a scene.



Characterization is the concept of creating characters for a narrative. It is a literary element and may be employed in dramatic works of art or everyday conversation. Characters may be presented by means of description, through their actions, speech, thoughts and interactions with other characters.

A character (or fictional character) is a person in a narrative work of arts (such as a novel, play, television series or film).

Storyline is a narrative term defined as the events that make up a story, particularly: as they relate to one another in a pattern or in a sequence; as they relate to each other through cause and effect; how the reader views the story; or simply by coincidence. Authors are generally interested in how well this pattern of events accomplishes some artistic or emotional effect. An intricate, complicated plot is called an imbroglio, but even the simplest statements of plot may include multiple inferences, as in traditional ballads.

Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, and images, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, and instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and narrative point of view. The term ‘storytelling’ is used in a narrow sense to refer specifically to oral storytelling and in a looser sense to refer to narrative technique in other media.

Genre is any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, e.g. music, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria. Genres are formed by conventions that change over time as new genres are invented and the use of old ones are discontinued. Often, works fit into multiple genres by way of borrowing and recombining these conventions.