Sunday, May 9, 2010

Shrek. The first one, that is.

With the fourth Shrek movie soon to be released I thought I'd dig out some of my old concept drawings from around 1996/97 when I was working on the first Shrek movie in LA, before it moved up north to PDI. Yes, it really was that long ago. The Art Department was just learning how to use Photoshop 2, there wasn't a digital camera in sight and I don't recall seeing too many cell phones, if any.
These are landscape ideas for Shrek's world. We didn't have a Shrek or Donkey model at this stage and there was a fad for making drawings brown. These were done in black and white with pencil and then colorized on the photocopier. I'll publish more when and if I can find stuff.


Kendra Melton said...

Awesome shapes!

Ken Harsha said...

I remember these sketches. Do you have any photos of the cool (physical) models you made for Shrek's house?

Paul Shardlow said...

Ken, nice to hear from you after all this time. It's funny you should mention Shrek's house, I plan to publish that next week but I have to re-photograph the model.