This was a fun pitch I did recently for Uli Meyer Studios. It was a childrens' educational film warning them of the consequences of polluting the ocean. Ironically it was commissioned by an oil company!
I developed the look of the Saudi family that would feature in the film & a talking fish who would educate the boy. Early on there was a piece of paper character who got upset at not being recycled!
Midway through working on the characters however the client changed the brief. They asked for a design for an under-water concert hall where all the marine creatures of the reef are playing instruments! At that point I had to kiss goodbye to my weekend . . .
Rough thumbnails of the scene & the working drawing.
Final colour, a tad gaudy & somewhat rushed but cheerful enough to inspire the children of the middle east to keep their beaches clean right? Wrong, the job never came off!