Jun 20, 2012

The New York Times on the design of Brave's Merida

Matt Nolte's early sketch of Elinor tangling with Merida's unruly mane. c. Disney/Pixar
On June 15th the New York Times ran a very nice piece dealing with the design development of Merida, the heroine of "Brave". See it here.

And not only see, but hear: as is often done at the Times, there's an accompanying slide show of artwork with narration by production dsigner Steve Pilcher and directors Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews.

I've been looking forward to seeing the finished film for some time, and will finally get my chance this Friday. I saw it three times (most recently in March of 2011), but it's existed for me mainly as the preproduction work and vibrant thoughts of its artists-the material for my book, "The Art of Brave". Tomorrow I'll post a little about writing it.


Casey Crowe said...

Just picked up "The Art of Brave" the other day - really great stuff! Very cool seeing how the (awesome) artists worked in a whole variety of mediums. And the Mignola sketches were great - I'd love to hear more about his involvement. I'm really looking forward to seeing this on the big screen.

Bob Logan said...

Greatest head of hair ever!

loleta said...

so nice!