Jade Sky Visual Development

Alternative leviathan options. The jade color hint is important for the story, so I explored various options with jade horns, in the end the more subtle option was chosen, because it could pass as a mountain.

Alternative leviathan options. The jade color hint is important for the story, so I explored various options with jade horns, in the end the more subtle option was chosen, because it could pass as a mountain.

Based on a sketch by Andrew Chesworth (amazing 2D and 3D animator!)

Based on a sketch by Andrew Chesworth (amazing 2D and 3D animator!)

Establishing shot

Establishing shot

A while ago I briefly helped with visual development for a feature at Taiko Animation, Bobby Pontillas and Andrew Chesworth showed me the pitch, (a WIP version of this):
http://www.taikostudios.com/jade-sky.html

Floating Island in the sky? Flying ships? Leviathan hidden in the clouds? Sign me up! This is the stuff I would draw all the time as a kid.

Date
January 15, 2020