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A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven the Swordfighter

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Design: Sam Bosma, Steven Sugar

Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai, Katie Mitroff, Gyimah Gariba

Woo! I liked this episode a lot. The Lonely Blade backgrounds were so much fun to design. I did the top two and the couple shots of the temple, and the bottom one is a new version of an older one I designed. Steven and Emily do such a crazy good job with the house.

— 1 week ago with 5878 notes
#animation  #visual development 


Samples of #Storyboards (part 1) from “The Road to El Dorado”, done in Paris in my late studio Bibo Films, with the talented Sylvain Deboissy.

I think it was around 1996. Dreamworks was at a very early stage of pre-production at the time. What a great time it was! This was the very start of a long and fruitful relationship with Dreamworks. 

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#the road to el dorado  #visual development  #storyboards  #animation 


Hello! Olly here, writing to you from Campo Santo’s secret UK headquarters. I’ve been given permission from top brass to declassify these rough concept sketches from our first game, Firewatch. So here they are: early ideas for places you might see and things you might use!

It’s all quite new to me, this video game lark. Thankfully everyone in the studio has been very patient and helpful. I’m learning so much! For instance, last week Jake offered to introduce me to the industry-standard Allard scale. Thanks, Jake!

- Olly

— 2 weeks ago with 1171 notes
#I'm totally looking forward to this game!  #It looks stunning!  #visual development  #video game 


To celebrate becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time, I decided to lift my self imposed ban of posting Frozen concepts.  Here’s my Marshmallow concept I worked with Bill Schwab and Malcon Pierce on, and a couple of sets that were eventually cut from the film.  Enjoy!

— 2 weeks ago with 2815 notes
#animation  #frozen