Saturday, January 18, 2014

Art of Epic Post 1

I hope you are having a great new year! I am really looking forward to 2014 as a year for growth and new ideas. So many great things happened in 2013 and among them was the opportunity I had to work on Epic. I'm really proud to have been a part of this film.  

When I started at Blue Sky in 2011, I was wrapping up on Ice Age 4 when Mike Knapp (art director of Epic, IA: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, No Time For Nuts), brought me onto the Epic team (at the time it was called Leafman). I have to admit, I was intimidated to be working with such an incredible group consisting of, in my opinion, some of the best artists in the industry. Working with this team really pushed me to step up my game. When you are surrounded by inspiring ideas and an atmosphere of willingness, good things happen. Everyone freely shared their techniques and process which was kinda like a warm welcome for me. I learned so much from everyone. Mike especially had a vision for this film and guided us all to nail the look. It's no surprise he's been nominated for an Annie! I'm so grateful to have been a part of Epic and our great Blue Sky family. I hope you enjoyed it too!

To start 2014 off, here are some color keys from Epic. 

This set of keys was for Bomba's surveillance cameras throughout the forest.

These are two of my favorite sequence keys.

Stay tuned for more Epic artwork!