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One of my visual development drawings for “The Tale of Despereaux”

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One of the things I like about working in animation is having to change styles for each movie. Sheepish was a movie being developed by Starz animation in 2006. I enjoyed doing some visual development on it for a short time before it was put on hold. Here are some of my sketches that illustrate the simple graphic style they were heading towards.

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Sometime after the release of “The Emperor’s New Groove” Disney produced a sequel. I worked from England as a freelance production designer for over a year. Here are a couple of my designs; Kronk’s house and his father’s beach hut.

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We painted dozens of colour keys for each sequence. Here is a selection of the thumbnail sketches I painted in gouache.

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The Emperor’s New Groove was the last production I worked on where we used traditional paint and brushes. These early visual development sketches were painted in gouache. Unfortunately I only have zerox copies, hence the grainy quality.

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