Dance with Fire

Dance with Fire is a 2D Animated Short Film about a bharatanatyam dancer that must put on a divine performance in a seemingly empty Hindu temple. The main character Ha'ri has been chosen by the temple priests who tell her that "every one hundred years the Gods descend on the earth and only one is chosen to dance with fire." If the dance doesn't go well and the Gods leave disappointed it could mean 100 years of bad fortune for the world.

Below are some some images of the work I've done so far. The first image is from the title sequence which shows gold embroidered lettering on a patterned fabric, the colours used match the main characters outfit. Click on the image to enlarge.



The main characters final design and a sketch showing her outfit:



Some of the earlier images where I was working out facial expressions and colour scheme:

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