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Early Ace Wonder Concepts

Early in the process of making Ace Wonder, we had little idea how the end product would look.  John had an idea, and I think we got close to that idea.  But here are some other possibilities for how the motion comics might have turned out:

In these first three concepts, I tried to feel out how much detail John wanted.  I believe I did these before getting the script.

These next four are variations on line, texture, and level of detail.  As you can see, I still had a very comicbooky style in my head. 

After that we decided to make the motion comics in an idealized photograph style.  We actually created the first motion comic in this photograph style before realizing that it needed to change. 

It would be an entire year after being brought onto the team before we would land on the current highly-polished painted style, thanks to a suggestion from Isaac Botkin.

For more concept artwork from Ace Wonder, as well as storyboards and minicomics, join my Sketch Club!  I'm updating it weekly with Ace Wonder art for the next month.  Also, be sure to see Ace Wonder if you haven't.  It's available at Amazon Instant Video to watch now, and to prepurchase when it comes out on DVD in August. 


Ace Wonder Blueprints

As props for the movie Ace Wonder, I created several faux blueprints.  I threw them together really quick, so didn't put too much thought into them.  I've got concept sketches for all of them--plus a few things that didn't make it to these blueprints--over at my Sketch Club.  Hope y'all enjoy!

Bread Tanning Machine

Esthetic Faucette

Geary Hovercraft

Steampunk Psuedolantern

Space Wagon

For a refresher of my multifaceted work on the movie Ace Wonder, check out my original blog post.  To pre-order the film (DVD's arrive in August) go to Walmart or Amazon.  Again, I've posted sketches for these blueprints, storyboards, other concept art, and whatnot in my Sketch Club.  I hope you check it out!