Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Masterminds of Megamind

This photo panorama stitches together the north campus (PDI DreamWorks) and the south campus (DreamWorks Animation SKG) of the DreamWorks concept art team, the masterminds behind Megamind and many other films. (Click to enlarge.)

In the left picture, I’m holding an advance copy of “Moonshine: DreamWorks Artists After Dark,” which showcases the private artwork of each of the concept artists.

The book has over 150 color illustrations by 47 artists. Images include wonderful characters, real and imagined creatures, moody cityscapes, and dreamlike wild lands. The artists at DreamWorks are equally at home in many different media: ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and digital. Most switch comfortably back and forth between digital and traditional.
Paul Lasaine (far right) recently did an in-house demo where he painted the same image in acrylic and Photoshop, and got almost identical results.
Moonshine: DreamWorks Artists After Dark
The Art of Megamind
Paul Lasaine's blog post "Traditional vs. Digital"
Previously on GJ: DreamWorks Dream Team


Erik Bongers said...

Jeans seems to be the dress code on both campusses.

Kevin Hedgpeth said...

I've seen an advance copy of the book. Great stuff, as you might imagine.

huxtiblejones said...

Oh man, Paul Lasaine is one of the most fantastic digital artists I've ever seen. I would have loved to see that demo you're talking about, his work really seems to transcend its medium.

K_tigress said...

This movie seems to really have out done its self in the "eye candy" department only from what I see so far is in story terms looks overate.
I do not care for the constant funny fast speak of the characters since it makes it look like they're trying to be hilarious. In other words it looks forced. Oh well.