A few more Horton concept work

Posted on Sunday 14 June 2009

I have not been able to post anything new because it’s been so hectic at work!
And I keep saying I’ll organize the section of my Horton concept work on this website but it just seems impossible to find the bulk of time to do it all.
So i have been slowly uploading a few at the time.

So here are some more random work I have done for the film!
Also, I have been writing this whole post about colorscript. You can see my colorscript for Horton in my next post! Stay tuned!

More early visual development illustrations—at this point, it is very much like children’s book illustrations. Images to tell a story.

another early visual development illustration—famous clover field shot in the film.

yet another one…

Although character design isn’t my strength, I have done character design explorations until my favorite Sang Jun Lee joined the team! I wanted to bring a bit of an interesting anatomy to the legs like how Dr. Seuss created it but in the end, it became a bit more like a real elephant.

Characters are hard and that’s why people like Pete DeSeve and Carter Goodrich never lose their jobs! ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Comments for 'A few more Horton concept work'

    June 14, 2009 | 8:22 pm

    You never seize to impress. These are great. ๐Ÿ™‚

    June 15, 2009 | 12:04 am

    Ah.. nice to see these again. Brings back memories

    June 15, 2009 | 5:54 am

    Firstly, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, Dice ๐Ÿ™‚

    This post is great! Loving your concept art for Horton.. it’s really a pity that they don’t produce the artbook for it ๐Ÿ™

    Also, hope your eye is fully recoverd by now.

    All the best!


    June 15, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    These are superb! I really like that first image a lot! Thanks for sharing these!

    Shelly W
    June 15, 2009 | 9:10 pm

    Gorgeous. More than gorgeous, they are very Unique~ i love how modern they look compare to the “Usual” schemes~


    June 15, 2009 | 11:52 pm

    This work is beautiful . . . it was a shame the movie didn’t get the hype that the other films received. I thought it was great that the movie stayed fairly close to the original story, with the look as well. The look of the film was especially awesome on the big screen, just a beauty to watch. Your work here is stunning . . . I wish there was an art of book?

    June 16, 2009 | 7:02 am

    I really like the pastel sky picture a lot. Very serene. Such a nice and solemn piece…quite relaxing to look at. The other images are quite fun and energetic with a very nice palette too. Wonderful.

    June 16, 2009 | 10:44 pm

    Brilliant!! Beautiful composition, I love the third, the color is great!!

    June 18, 2009 | 12:31 pm

    It’s really great to see your work from Horton. I can’t wait to see the color script. Thank you for sharing Dice !

    June 19, 2009 | 1:17 am

    holy fantastica!

    June 23, 2009 | 11:14 pm

    what a treat to see there Dice! you teach me something everytime i look at your paintings.

    June 30, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    Beautiful work! Now If only Sang Jun lee would update his website ๐Ÿ˜‰

    July 1, 2009 | 8:59 am

    Stunning colors pieces

    July 1, 2009 | 1:01 pm

    Hey Dice,
    I love these drawings. You pulled out a lot of personality in Horton. Do you know if they are going to do an Art of Horton book?

    July 22, 2009 | 11:27 am

    I still think Horton is one of the most beautiful

    July 22, 2009 | 11:29 am

    I still think Horton is one of the most beautiful movies of the last 10 years! and your work is still my favorite of all !!

    October 5, 2009 | 1:06 am

    Blue Sky should seriously come out with some art books for their movies.

    By the way, I featured your blog here:

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