Alledoags


‘Alledoags’ is a word from a dialect from the north of the Netherlands, Groningen. It is Gronings dialect for ‘ordinary’ like a routine but not in a negative way. It’s a lonesome word. ‘Alledoags’ is about dealing with trauma’s. How trauma’s and PTSD will stay with you throughout your life, how you learn to cope with these experiences and learn from it. But it is also about accepting that these trauma’s can still trigger you no matter your age or how many years have past.


Below you’ll find some of the concept art and artwork created for the film.
A special page with the film process will be coming soon. 






Still frame from final film - scene 1
December 2021



For the Classical Animation program at the Vancouver Film School. We work on and create or own animated short to graduate with. I came up with my own story, art direction, music and of course all the animation. For a year we worked in ToonBoom Harmony with all our animationa and for my final film I animated half of my story/scenes on paper and the rest digitally with ToonBoom Harmony. 


Paper animation test

July 2021






Manta Ray - final colored animation
Painted with black ink on animation paper
December 2021










Character Line Up

Animation test

July 2021



Boat design
November 2021


Still frame from final film - scene 5
December 2021







Manta Ray

Procreate and Toonboom Harmony

August 2021
After creating the Character Line Up - I started experimenting with the Manta Ray character in a different way. Instead of being focus on the designs being aesthetically pleasing, now I was looking for the feeling of it. What is the feeling I am trying to communicate within this character.




Manta Ray

Paper animation test

August 2021





Background Design: Sea

August 2021









Bench design

August 2021








Background Design
December 2021
Still frame from final film - scene 16
December 2021









Moze Maaike Mertens 2021 - Vancouver, Canada
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