This movie was in pre-production for many years and was conceived in just about every way imaginable before becoming the "Tangled" movie that is currently in theaters. During my brief time on the movie, about 6 weeks, the story-telling was darker and more dramatic in tone than what was in the final movie. There were no songs, no slapstick -- and no horse! (...just a basset hound.) Mother Gothel was a sinister, brooding villain in the tradition of the Queen in Snow White.
These panels are from a sequence in which Mother Gothel begins to suspect that Rapunzel has had contact with the outside world. Rapunzel catches herself carelessly humming a tune she learned from "the intruder" and must quickly cover up.
Everthing here is digitally drawn on a Cintique in Photoshop.