Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Here's one of the background designs I did early on the Brother Bear project -- before I concentrated my efforts on the animals in this world.
I wanted to come up with an iconic view of the world that would set it apart from other prehistoric interpretations. The directors described to me that the film takes place during the end of the Ice Age, as the world began to warm up. I thought it would be visually interesting to see a glacier melting in a way to create a grand-canyon-like effect, with a giant waterfall cascading out of a wall of ice.
Well, nowhere in the film do you see anything like that because the directors chose to go more naturalistic than fantastic. Still, I thought it would be fun posting.
As a visual development artist, it’s my job it to come up with as many visual ideas that I can in the hopes that somewhere in my exploration, I will stumble across a particular direction that will work for the directors.