It's very gratifying to find out that your story sketches played a role in informing the design of the character. KFP director, John Stevenson said that it was my story sketches of Po that inspired him to undertake a re-design of the character. He asked me to take a couple of days to do some random poses and expressions for the designers. This is a sampling of those. Of course, it was the great Nico Marlet who did the final designs for the movie. Note: These were drawn with a medium Sharpie and toned with Prismacolor pencil. No digital drawing here.
It's terrific to see these. The redesign made a huge difference. What a beautiful film Panda turned out to be.ReplyDelete
I. Simply. Love. These.ReplyDelete
Awesome drawings, so full of life !
I hear that - manual sketching is where it's AT!ReplyDelete
(Heh, facially I like these much better than the final Po design) :D
Great drawings Toby!ReplyDelete
Amazing drawings Tony, you really captured so much personality in such simple drawings!ReplyDelete
(Im currently attending the Academy of Art University in the hopes of breaking into concept art/illustration. If at all possible, Id love to hear any advice you might have.)
Advice? Observe and sketch the people around you with a view toward gesture. Be quick, don't noodle or scratch. You're draftsmanship (i.e. the use of line to describe form) will improve as will your powers of observation.
lots of character, really funReplyDelete
Haunting.. In a good way :)ReplyDelete