Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Here's another couple of inked background designs for the Gravity Falls pilot episode.  This one is a huge vertical pan where Dipper descends down into a dark and mysterious gnome forest!

This here is a big horizontal pan of the gnome forest. A bunch of gnomes have Mabel tied up in the foreground just there.

These final inked drawings are super time consuming but once the background painters get ahold of them the results are often quite spiffy!  You can see the final statements on Elle Michalka's blog

Monday, June 25, 2012

Here is a series of thumbnails I drew for the pilot episode "Tourist Trapped".

Here is a series of thumbnails I drew for the pilot episode "Tourist Trapped".  I usually draw tiny little thumbnails in photoshop at about 25% in size.  Due to the bullet train speed of the production schedule I mainly have to work really small just to define the basic composition and primary shapes as fast as possible  (they still actually take a while to develop).  I will refine the design when I blow the drawing up and ink it. 

Here's another background design for "tourist Trapped" as an example of a refined inked background. When I finish a BG design, Our fabulous Art Director Ian Worrel takes a look at it and with his good taste and laser beam vision will either, approve it or give notes.  

When complete this guy goes to one of our amazing Background Painters Josh Parpan & Elle Mechalka to paint it up in COLOR!