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Prince of Egypt - Nathan Fowkes
Prince of Egypt - Nathan Fowkes
Me And My Shadow | Pencil Test | X
oh man i knew it was too good to last weh
“The world we were creating had to be completely original yet hold elements of familiarity otherwise it would look like a sci-fi planet and not our own prehistoric Earth.” -Paul Duncan, art director
How did Jack Frost learn to fly? Here’s “Learning to Fly” by Rise of the Guardians visual development artist WoonYung Jung, inspired by an idea from Peter Ramsey.
This would have taken place very early in Jack’s existence. Learning to fly, learning the best winds to travel around the world.
WoonYung just has this beautiful painting style. He did awesome art during the process of the film. Enjoy this special extra! We have a few more coming up.
How to Train Your Dragon concept art, illustrated by Mike Yamada (PArt 2 of 2).
1-2) Here’s another few sketches of the town. Originally it was conceived that each “class” of vikings would live in their own neighborhoods and have different types of houses
3-4) Follow the Dragons Tears - These drawings were from a sequence that ended up not making it. I was really proud of the work the layout department and everyone did on it. It involved a camera move and several rock outcroppings would parallax into the shape of a dragon, kind of like the sequence in The Road to Eldorado with the weeping statue/waterfall. These are both powdered graphite on animation paper. The top image was painted over a bit in ps
5) Down the River - Nothing too special about this one. Hiccup was to fall in this river and wash away. Once again graphite on animation paper. I had some fun and hid some weird things at the bottom of the river - shopping carts, mob bosses with cement shoes, etc
6) Olde Viking Shoppes - A sketch for some village shops. A blacksmith, a butcher and perhaps a candlestick maker?
7) Bridge to the Docks - My boss created some of the largest and most intricate drawings I had ever seen. I had the chance to try my hand at it and this was the second panel of the drawing. I was looking at the Asterix comics for tone and a sense of fun.
8-9) Back to Basics - I found these guys while I was digging around in folders. I did quite a few drawings like the top rock page (they were rejected because it looked a bit like a dog poop). I think they’re a good reminder of thinking about the simple basic things - the top image with the grid/form overlay and the bottom with the plotted perspective. I take a lot of that for granted now that I have Maya
10) An old, incomplete painting from “How to Train your Dragon.” In an earlier version of the story, the kids are taken to a training ground high up on the island and they spend the night in a rickety old cabin. I started this painting with a rough marker and pencil sketch to establish the design. I added rough color in photoshop using color balance and then painted and dropped a few textures on top
Early in the story development process, Shifu was also Po’s adoptive father. This relationship was the reason for casting him as a red panda in the first place. The name “Shifu” actually means “Teacher Father,” so the sentiment is still there even though the story point is not.
Concept art by Nicolas Marlet
Rise of the guardians concept art by WoonYoung Jung
lookin’ stylised dreamworks i’m liking it