Monday, January 21, 2008

Storyboarding and Color Design Galore!

Howdy, folks! I was just over at Michael Splorn's blog and saw a fantastic series of posts he has about the concept art for The Little House. Links here--> 1, 2, 3. He has samples of Bill Peet's storyboards and Mary Blair's color concepts. Be sure to look at the hi-res scans of the storyboards, they are truly spectacular. Check out the ones that he did on black paper (for night)...a practical solution, but ingenious!

The two worked as a creative duo designing the look of the film. I find it interesting that two of the comments point out that so much of film relies on the front on shot of the house. Which is one of the reasons why color design plays such a big role (same shot, but different look everytime). MMMMMM....gets my juices bubbling just looking at this artwork! I thought it was relevant, as I've been talking with a couple of you about the importance of storyboarding. Michael Splorn often posts concept art for animated films, so be sure to stop by his blog when you're surfing for creativity.

1 comment:

John L said...

It's interesting how different the film looks from the book. I wonder what Virginia Lee Burton thought of the way her book was transformed? The combined artistry of the author and the film designers resulted in something totally new and unique.