This is my first ever blog post so I thought I’d put up a few images I did for work last year. I work for Inlight Entertainment in Victoria, BC, Canada as an artist. We produced a Cars 2 title for the Leapfrog Explorer. One of the things I liked about doing this project was working on the story panels. I worked with another artist creating models in Maya and rendering the rough scenes out in layers. We certainly didn’t have the budget to rig the characters like Pixar does, so we roughed out the scenes in 3D, then I used Photoshop to paint the final versions.
When I saw the film in the Theatre I was pleased to see how close we got this scene. Here Mater and Finn are trapped inside Big Bently (Big Ben). Painting the expressions was definitely the most challenging part of the process. When we do a project like this we get lots of reference images from the film production team, but we were working on the game at the same time the film was still being made, so allot of what we saw was rough or went through a lot of changes.