Thursday, August 7, 2008

Snow White Frames

Shown here are 20 of the Snow White frames ; I illustrated over 70 frames total. I decided to post mainly establishing shots and back views of the characters. I'll save the rest for the premier.

Thanks to the folks at Green Screen Games for giving me permission to post these.

These frames are not in any particular order. I had a lot of fun using color and value to create a certain mood for each frame.

Here's an example of my thumbnail process for the opening frame of Snow White's castle. This is the stage where I think about designing an effective composition which will lead the viewer through the image. I do as many thumbnails as it takes, till I get what I am looking for. Sometimes I'll place a little star on the lower right hand corner of the ones I am considering. Once I finally decide on a particular composition, I take that drawing and refine it. After that it is ready to be painted in Photoshop.

Before and after shots of Snow White's castle. The evil queen did a lot of redecorating, that's for sure:) I enjoyed making the castle and surrounding areas evil and decrepit.

The good king and queen longed for a child. I wanted to create a sense of hope as they looked out of the window.

Exhausted, Show White sees a cottage in the middle of the woods. Again there's a sense of hope as she leaves the darkness and walks towards the light.

Snow White and the prince are married a top of a hill overlooking the prince's castle. I used the river in the background as a directional line that leads the eye back and forth to the wedding ceremony and the castle.