Japanese Cherry Blossom Animated Mural

Back in February I was involved in helping with decorations for a Valentines day dance. The dance was Japanese themed, and I was asked if I could help with a mural. My solution was to make an “animated mural” that we projected on a white wall behind the DJ.

I painted the different elements in Manga Studio. Once completed I used the different layers to construct the scene in After Effects. I created some simple motion to give an illusion of 3D depth, as well as some floating cherry blossom leaves.