My rough sketch of the castle entrance. This was done early on for the board artists to work from.
Early painting sample. Was trying to figure out the warm/cool thing that Paul wanted.
Animation is a team effort. When we work hard and do something cool of course we want to get recognized for it. I use this blog as a sort of portfolio but I want to highlight the process and the group effort that the team has put forth on this fun project. I did the rough sketches early on mostly for the board artists to work from but also to set a style direction to make sure the shots stay dynamic. If the roughs are done it helps the board guys and luckily they just dropped these shots right into the final. As I mentioned above Jeff Palm, Robert Harand, Shawn McKelvey and Bill Wray were an amazing team!!! Great work you guys!!!