Sunday, March 12, 2006

Dark Crystal Designs



A while ago I got a chance to do some visual development for an animated version of "The Dark Crystal" for Cartoon Network. I had heard that they were developing it as a series and I got in touch with CN's development team to see if I could get involved. I don't want to post any of the work that I did for the project, but I think it's alright if I post the work I produced as a test to get the job. The actual development went in a different direction that this, but I really had fun with what came out in my first run.

22 comments:

martin wittig said...

Beautiful work! and thank you for the nice comments on my blog!

Serapio Calm said...

Awesome stuff Kelsey!

mraf said...

These are great! I recognised them immediately! I could definitely watch an entire cartoon in this style.

Alina Chau said...

These are AWESOME!! Great design!

willipino said...

great designs! i really like the pen sketch on the right.

EAA said...

Nice stuff, K.

Can't wait to see where that goes.

GhettoFab said...

oh man this is fantasatic stuff!!!! will be back a load!!! Thanks for stoppin by my blog!

Hans said...

Nice job man! When is that coming out? Can't wait to see how it ended up looking.

donnachada said...

Wow Kelsey, your work is amazing. Fairfield looks fantastic. Your lines are so nice. Beautiful work. Thanks for the comments too.

Pat Pakula said...

wicked drawings k man! my gym partner's a monkey looks like a great show! must have been a fun gig. cheers!

Mark Ackland said...

Really really nice stuff Mann!
I'm discovering super talented people everyday with this crazy blog cult! How did Gym Teacher turn out by the way?

kevin micallef said...

Nice!! Really great design! Love your blog!!

Mark McDonnell said...

AWESOME man. What a great opportunity to work on one of the greatest fillms to grace the fantasy world . . . the animated version. Great designs Kels. We miss you buddy. But with great work like this I can understand, you must be busy creating. Awesome man.

MAC

Casey said...

These are fantastic!!!! Great stuff.

ShigueS said...

Really inspiring! I love the way you deal with geometrical shapes design! The logo is also great!

Chris Battle said...

Man, that would have made my Saturday mornings complete as a 10 yr old....

What! No FIZZGIG sketch?!??

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

Wow!

These images just stopped me cold in my tracks when I saw them. Great designs.

I still love watching this movie, and only have moderate hope for the sequel they are workig on. But the mere thought of seeing an animted version... god that would be so freakin incredible.

So is this project still a go? I certainly hope so.

Trevor Pitt said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Skeksis like drawings.

Sorry, The Dark Crystal has left me with a permanent scar. These conceptual designs are awesome! Well, all of your work is great.

Chamberlain! I challenge!
Trial by stone!

Ah, who am I kidding? You'd whip my ass...I'll just drink Kira's essence instead. I hear it tastes like Red Bull. (Get it? They BOTH have wings! Hahahaha...okay, I'll exit now)

Walter Gatus said...

Great designs bro!

Janice Kubo said...

I LOOOOVE Dark Crystal!!! I LOVE your design approach here too, can't wait to see the actual stuff come out!

Ryan said...

These are amazing! It would have been great if the show did go this direction.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Kelsey! Rad rad rad. It's great to get to see stuff like this. Thanks for posting it!