Mano & Mana – I hate the rain

Art direction for paper cut stop-motion adaptation of brazilian children’s book series Mano & Mana. Animation done in collaboration with Antonia Muniz .

Illustration of all the facial expressions used in the animation.

Photo showing all the different colored papers used in the animation.

Animated gif on loop showing part of the animation. Mano walks towards the left. There is a windows and it’s raining outside. He stops in the middle of the frame, turns to the camera and speak to it.

Animated gif on loop showing part of the animation. Mana sits up on a couch and puts her left hand in the air. A light bulb appears above her head.

Animated gif on loop showing part of the animation. Both Mano and Mana are outside while raining when a car pass by them and throw dirty water from a puddle on Mana’s face. Mano makes a surprised face when he sees it.

Photo montage showing two versions of the storyboard.The one on the left has the initial drawings of the scenes and the one on the right has the still frames showing the final visual aesthetic.

Animated gif on loop showing part of the animation. Two hands appear from opposite sides, approach in the middle of the frame and they make a handshake.

Photo montage showing the layout of the colored papers with all elements of each character to be cut and glued together.