Client : Cartoon Saloon
Director : Tomm More, Ross Stewart
Role : Concept Art, Color Script, Background Color
Worked with directors Tomm More and Ross Stewart as Scene Illustration Artist, Location Designer, Color Script Artist and Background Painter for their upcoming feature film "Wolfwalkers" from the 4 times Oscar's Academy nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. Designed Sequence Colour Scripts and Key Colour Backgrounds to establish the look and the methodology for the Background Colour Team.
DESIGNING THE WORLD
Some years ago I packed my brushes and headed to the green rolling hills of Ireland to join an incredible team of people to work in this precious gem.
At first I joined the Scene Illustration, o Concept team, where I helped define the look of the forest and design the locations inside of it, as well as help define the style, and traditional pencil and watercolor technique with the team lead by Tomm and Ross.
Here you can see a selection of some of the concepts I developed.
WET FEET AND WET BRUSHES
Living and breathing the same Kilkenny we were portraying in the film was a huge inspiration, this beautiful and haunted little city almost frozen in medieval times. A night stroll could give you the ideal reference for the background you would paint the following day.
In order to capture the essence and colors of Ireland, Ross and Tomm always told us to imagine that our feet were wet, so we could paint watercolors that would represent the light and feel of this place.
Here you can find a selection of some of the backgrounds from the Trailer that I painted.
Tomm More, Ross Stewart: Directors
Jericca Cleland: story and script consultant)
Will Collins: (screenplay)
Tomm Moore: (story)
Ross Stewart: (story)
GKIDS, Folivari, Mélusine productions, Cartoon Saloon
Full Cast and Crew here