Monday, December 01, 2008

Coral concerto

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!

17 comments:

Jackson said...

You have some great stuff here! I really like your zoo sketches. They have a lively line quality and the animals feel expressive.

de aap said...

Cool!

The last picture reminds me of this Beatles song:
i'd like to be/ under the sea/ in an octopus's garden in the shade

R.Dress said...

Hey Matt,

I love seeing all the work that's involved behind the scenes. I like to think that next to having great drafting skills, your really being paid to THINK. So for that I thank you for sharing your thought process.

Oh yeah, if your interested in collecting prints,

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*R

Matt J said...

Robert, I agree entirely-THINKING is really 90 percent of the job.
Jackson-thanks & de aap, that's funny -that song suits the image well!

Elliot Cowan said...

Lovely.
I think you may have seen a similar scene in The Little Mermaid...

Richard Mitchelson said...

Under the sea... under the sea, matt does it better when he is wetter take it from me!!!

Richard Mitchelson said...

Also, just wondered if you had seen this:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7gwwa_dans-la-tte_creation

lautrette said...

c'est toujours une joie de me balader sur ton site!


quant a KFP2 , non je ne serai pas de la partie. je bosses sur un film sur fond de prehistoire que j'aime beaucoup! (so far...)

bon courage!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Crazy amount of superb work again here Matt !!! :)

Angeliki said...

Wow!!!!

PaulSketch said...

this looks so cute !! Great illustrations (hope the pitch went well!)

tomm said...

great to see!thanks i hate failed pitches languishing unseen, hooray for blogging!

Noor Mohammed said...

Nice works!!

gemini82 said...

Ahh, the fickled world of clients. Nice qucik tunraround Man.

Giuseppe Ferrario said...

Great work Matt!

Blu said...

What a shame that they didnt like the sketches...they are brilliant.

Aparna said...

these sketches are really beautiful
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