Sunday, May 7, 2017

Eleanor and the Egret early sketches

. . i showed John Layman some animals in my sketchbook, and these drawings are what helped shaped the Eleanor idea.  Originally the bird had a hat and some goofy socks.  And, for some weird reason . .  a shopping cart.

John's first script had the Egret wearing a different hat in each scene,  but somehow as it evolved, i found myself resisting that idea.  Neither was right or wrong, just different. 

So would have been a more cutesy and anthropomorphic book if we had dressed him up?