Wednesday, September 5, 2012


This is a map of Gravity Falls I designed with the Art Director Ian Worrel way back in early development over a year and a half ago.  My intent was to make it look like an old timey map Dipper and Mabel might find in a dusty old parks and recreations book. 



These are couple of thumbnail roughs drawn pretty damn small,  I did for the town's square in Gravity Falls for the episode "Irrational Treasure"








Here's my final inked keys for "IrrationalTreasure".  The Inked drawings are always labor intensive and ultra time consuming but they do the trick to give the show an over all feeling that it's made by human hands, imperfections and all.  Our inked line style is a key element that gives Gravity Falls it's specific integrity!  Another key element is the sophisticated way these drawings are painted by our show's fantastic painters Josh Parpan and Elle Mechalka. 





Here's a cool angle of Dipper and Mabel's room in the Mystery Shack attic tossed in for good measure.  I'm rounding up my keys for the episode "Time Traveler's Pig"  which I'll put up shortly.  So come on back now, yahear!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these!! They're incredible!

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  2. "The Inked drawings are always labor intensive and ultra time consuming but they do the trick to give the show an over all feeling that it's made by human hands, imperfections and all. Our inked line style is a key element that gives Gravity Falls it's specific integrity! "

    I absolutely agree! The work put into the backgrounds in every shot is noticeable from the outset. It's really fascinating to me seeing the evolution of the art, since I remember first watching the show and absolutely marvelling at the gorgeous, detailed backgrounds. What's really quite remarkable is how fluidly this element meshes with the actual animation, despite the juxtaposition of technique. This show has really got some great quality talent working on it :D

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