happy feet concept art
I worked on Happy Feet as visual development artist at Animal Logic.
It won an Oscar for best animated feature
happy feet prepublicity images copyright Warner Bros and Animal Logic.
George Milller has a great heart
Special mention to george miller , simon whiteley, mark sexton,and the
modellers driving this process
The process here was me doing as finished art as possible prior to
feathering so the guys knew what the creatures should look like,
going over whatever model was avaliable refining the shape of the
model and texture as we went.
Let me tell you another story, when i was about 12, in the 1970's
i drew a side profile of a penguin as a gift for my pops
birthday at bexhill in sussex....remarkably similar
and here we are 2004/6 doing what i did then...
time is not as linear as it seems.
i am sure marcus who was brought up in bexhill who
i worked with in mattepainting on guardians has
experienced similar time jumps..
no doubt we all do.
though having said that simon,mark,george are just
as responsible for the outcome of the image