Sunday, April 25, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

So, late last year I had the privilege of doing some work on How to Train Your Dragon. Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois had just come onto the film and wanted to redesign Toothless, Hiccup and the Green Death. At the time, they were pretty open to anything, even suggesting that the Green Death might not be a dragon.

I also did some color/tonal passes on a couple of sequences from the film. The compositions are based on the extremely talented Tron Mai's boards; a heckuva a story artist with a REALLY cool name;)

Thanks for letting me be a small part of this amazing film guys!


Blogger Abz said...

Just saw this movie this weekend! I freakin loved it! Thats so awesome that you were a part of it!! :)

9:49 AM  
Blogger damon said...

nice stuff

11:22 AM  
Blogger norm said...

Hey Shannon! Cool stuff! I'm seeing the movie again this week.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Jason Scheier said...

cool stuffsss! :D

4:04 PM  
Blogger JDCanales said...

Quite nice!

9:32 AM  
Blogger SteveLambe said...

Fantastic designs!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

gorgeous designs on that last page of dragons!

2:19 PM  
Blogger seamus said...

Hi Shannon,

I've been meaning to email you for a while and say hello. Love the work you've been doing! Love it, Love it! Hopefully our paths will cross again soon. Hello to Megan from all over here at Screen Novelties, too.

-Seamus Walsh

3:23 PM  
Blogger Kristen McCabe said...

Wonderful creations! I love how you designed the teeth on Green Death.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good for you, Shannon!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Ridd Sorensen said...

amazing, man. Real nice stuff

2:06 PM  
Blogger lyle said...

awesome monster guy!

11:06 PM  
Blogger Giuseppe Bianco said...

I love your work. Your character designs are great.

5:10 AM  
Blogger Manolo Trujillo said...

Fantastic works, congratulation!

7:55 AM  
Blogger ShEkHaR said...

you lucky!
love the green death design

9:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

"Mao chi yu, gou chi rou, ao te man da xiao guai shou~!"


2:54 AM  
Blogger Adam Temple said...

Cool concepts. The movie was amazing!

9:21 PM  
Blogger Nima said...

very cool!

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see the movie again. Soooo awesome.

4:00 PM  
Blogger ANDY BIALK said...

Beautiful shapes! Wow! Nice composition!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Roderick said...

One of the designs is'nt a dragon. Was there supposed to be another monster that they fought instead of the giant dragon?

11:45 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Awesome work! Glad to hear you're working on directing an original short with Shane Prigmore and Andy Schuhler. I can't wait to see it. Is it slated to be aired on television sometime in the near future?

7:05 PM  
Blogger Chelsea Odd said...

Cool Artwork and an amazing movie!

6:49 AM  
Blogger PotatoFarmGirl said...

I love this movie so much. You guys did a wonderful job!

12:16 PM  
Blogger cyb√®le said...

i loved this movie. thanks for sharing.

4:39 PM  

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