Sunday, March 22, 2009

Other Bobinsky's Attic

Here's the other world version of Bobinsky's attic. It's viewed from the same angle as the real version so that it's easy see how the real world props translate to the other world. A priority in creating the other world sets was to try and take the real world props that inhabit the sets and make fantastical versions of them to populate the other world. I think this set best illustrates that idea.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Real Bobinsky Props

Here are some prop designs for the real version of Bobinsky's attic. Even though the big concept for the set contains a lot of props, it's still important to go in and break out each prop and describe it in better detail so that the model makers have good reference for what they're supposed to build. The clearer it is in illustration form, the more accurate it'll be to the concept in the final output.

Also, with the design of these props I tried to give Bobinsky some history that is never explicitly stated in the film by making them seem like relics from a distant past he may have had working in the circus.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Real Bobinsky's Attic

Here's the final concept for the real version of Bobinky's attic flat. Because the architecture of the house was already established at this point Henry wanted the attic to reflect the space that was already defined by the roof of the the house. With the help of my friend Morgan Hay who was assistant art director on the movie, I built a half-scale mock-up of the space using foam core so that Henry could look at it and we could make spacial adjustments on the fly. After Henry approved the layout of the attic I took a picture of the mock-up and painted this concept on top of it to establish the lighting and feel.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Random Plants

Here's a concept for the poplar trees that line the driveway of the Other House.

And some other plants.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Real Garden 2

Here are a few more shots of the real garden at the beginning of the film.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Real Garden 1

Here's a wide shot of the dead garden at the beginning of the film. The Fantastic Garden was designed first so the geography of the real garden is almost identical which is why this one still resembles Coraline's face. But you never see it from this angle so it's impossible to notice in the film.

And here's a detail drawing of the bridge and tree.

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