Camp, first watch
We seldom do a splash page, but a big inclusive establishing shot to lay out some of the ruins and the landscape, with the character scattered across it. This gives us a lot of visual cues for points of interest, as Dee will move the camera around, and having established where is what really comes into play for the next few scenes.
I mean, we’ll be doing a musical number on this set.
The tents, the choices, positions to the fire, all very deliberate.
This began very specifically with what Koen had drawn as a basis that I build over. (If it ain’t broke…) The lighting was really important, and honestly, rendering out trees is VERY much a zen, meditative thing for me.
The storytelling with our elves here was, probably, my favorite part to work on. They have always been fun to draw.