Friday, 2 November 2012

Concept art 1/5

For the second section of the 'Fundamentals for Film, Games & Animation' module, we are expected to  look at creating our own character, in reference to the seven different archetypes. To gain an understanding of character development, we have to show five examples of concept art which inspires us.

The first concept art I wish to show is from Oliver Jeffers' (one of my favourite illustrators) first animation produced by Studio AKA in 2008.

The concept artwork itself is rather simplistic, but still in his distinctive drawing style, taking reference from his pre-produced children's book with the same title 'Lost and Found'.

Lost & Found from Georgina Lloyd Parry on Vimeo.

Here you can see the whole process of making the animated film, but it also goes into the details of how they designed and developed the characters

(photo credits to Oliver Jeffers)

This has to be one of my favourite short animated films in a long time, and the concept artwork has clearly influenced the final finished piece a considerable amount.

For more of his work (and concept work on this project) visit his website:

To watch the full animation visit:   Or alternatively support him and buy the DVD!


  1. I will enjoy watching this again as we bought this for Max one Christmas.Tashie loves it too! Love,Mum x

    1. It is so so so lovely, if you see it for sale again I would love a copy!!! :)