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The art, process, and rebloggings of Michelle Pecoraro: Story and Concept Artist ("President of Ideas" and "King of the Black Forest Cake Forest" too).

Oh oops. My hand slipped and I started doodling Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian lads and ladies.  I’m having a lot of fun playing with this style.

  #Doodle    #Sketch    #Post It Notes    #Victorian    #Edwardian    #Regency  

Burbank Community Theater is doing “Into The Woods” this December, and I was asked to help out with projections, which will be sort of a living set.  So a team of artists, comprised mostly of my fellow nuns got together last night to go over ideas.

We came across an artist who’s style we really liked, Andy Kehoe.  He handles forests so simply an beautifully.  So, this is me just some initial noodling on what I’ll show the team and director.

  #Into The Woods    #Set Design    #Visual Development    #Concept Art    #Environment  

So here’s the background for the Sweeney illustration all by its lonesome because Lucy’s fat head was covering the entirety of the church courtyard, and I thought it should be seen. :3

  #Artists on Tumblr    #Concept Art    #Environment    #Victorian London    #Fleet Street  

Some gesture drawings from the Dave Pimentel workshop a few months back.  Dug ‘em out and sifted through ‘em to pick these for inclusion in the ol’ portfolio.

  #Artists on Tumblr    #Sketch    #Life Drawing    #Gesture Drawing  

'Smoke! Smoke! Sign of the Devil! Sign of the Devil! City on Fire!'

So, this is probably the most complex illustration I have ever tried to tackle - so many buildings, so many characters - but I accomplished it! Phew!

Beat from Johanna Reprise; when the Beggar Woman starts trying to draw attention to the evils abrew at 186 Fleet Street as Sweeney slits throats and sweetly sings about his long lost daughter.

  #Artists on Tumblr    #Illustration    #Concept Art    #Sweeney Todd    #Musical Theatre    #Mrs. Lovett    #Beggar Woman    #Lucy Barker    #Fleet Street    #Environment  

WIP for the Environment/Illustration piece I’m doing for Sweeney. This shot will eventually be a beat from Johanna Reprise, in which the Beggar Woman will be yammering her City on Fire refrains.

  #Artists on Tumblr    #WIP    #Concept Art    #Environment    #Fleet Street    #Sweeney Todd  

Remember that Rilassare/Bluebottle Cabinetry & Furnishings sketch from way back when I did the easy/hard challenge? Well, I finished it up for inclusion my Vis Dev portfolio. :3

  #Artists on Tumblr    #Visual Development    #Environment    #City    #Chicago    #Omerta: Reaping Whirlwinds    #Rilassare  

The complete cast line-up with colors!

  #Artists on Tumblr    #Character Design    #Sweeney Todd    #Musical Theatre    #Broadway  

'Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd…'

  #Artists on Tumblr    #Character Design    #Sweeney Todd    #Character Turnaround    #Model Sheet  

'Alms! Alms -for a miserable woman!'

The crazy old beggar woman… poor thing…

  #Artists on Tumblr    #Character Design    #Sweeney Todd    #Beggar Woman    #Lucy Barker