Date Created | 17/05/11 Time To Produce | 2 Months Purpose | Hobby project | Gift Tools Used | iPad 2 | Brushes App
Toy Shining for Lee Unkrich
Earlier this year I began following Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3) on Twitter (@leeunkrich). As well as his journey to the Oscars with Toy Story 3, Lee often tweets about his passion for Stanley Kubrick and the movie The Shining which inspired him to pursue a career in filmmaking. Having seen both The Shining and Toy Story 3 for the first time recently myself, I thought it would be cool idea to mash the two movies together as a fun side project.
It started off with a few notes on a post-it describing how the two movies could be combined and quickly grew into a 25 panel storyboard. Once I had sketched each composition I set about painting the panels with my iPad using the Brushes app. The project took around 2 months to complete in my spare time from idea to the finished storyboard.
Coincidently, towards the end of the project I was invited to visit the Pixar Studio for the day by one of their artists Don Shank and thought it would be a great opportunity to deliver a printed version of the project to Lee in person. Unfortunatley he wasn't at the studio that day, but has since recieved the poster, Tweeting..
Higher quality versions of each panel can be seen below as well as a video detailing the painting process on the iPad.
Hey Brian, I did the initial sketch using SketchBook Pro which has a straight line tool. In Brushes I did all the painting lines free hand based on the sketch. Became pretty accurate over the course of this project at drawing lines with my finger freehand.