Thursday, February 3, 2011

More How to Train Your Dragon Art

Here are some more sketches I dug up from my hard drive - mostly graphite tonals and mostly things that never made it anywhere close to the final movie. I had the misfortune of working on all the previous iterations of How to Train Your Dragon as well as working on things for the final movie that got cut. Sometimes if you squint you can see something I designed way off in the background of the movie drifting in and out of focus.

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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.

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.

 
Olde Viking Shoppes - A sketch for some village shops. A blacksmith, a butcher and perhaps a candlestick maker? 

 
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.



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.

9 comments:

Tim Robinson said...

So cool! Thanks for sharing

craig said...

great stuff, keep it coming!

sakiteriyaki said...

wow these are awesome!

Jason Scheier said...

good nnesss

rad sechrist said...

That bridge is crazy!!

Matías Hannecke said...

Love the balance of technical drawing and free form design.

Nori Tominaga said...

Great to see your posts. Thanks :)

Megan Nicole Dong said...

These are are terrific!

Mike Nassar said...

awesome. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing the planning and thinking done in the technical perspective!
Great stuff!