Background concepts and designs for the "ARLO the alligator boy" animated movie
(produced by Titmouse for Netflix).
I worked on it 4-6 months, part time, including some designs for the follow up TV show (not shown here).
New Orleans street I had tremendous fun working on.
I admit I was a bit scared at first but it went smoothly and it's been very nice to work on all these cultural details and lively mood.
New Orleans' ice cream shop after the rain.
A New York street, the very first concept art I did for Arlo in April 2019.
A second version of that NYC street.
Less painted, a bit more detailed in the facades and signs,
and a bit more sharp in the energy.
Going for a '70s vibe, as asked by production, which is a fantastic era to illustrate.
I loved it.
'70s car wash. Trying to steal a tiny bit of the very groovy "Car Wash" movie vibe.
Getting some gas in Manhattan on Christmas eve.
A view of a '70s era Time Square with a lot of made up signs for brands and shows.
Doing fake ads and signs is really fun to do,
you get to put any wordplay and pun as you want.
Very satisfying. ^^
The logos of the previous Time Square illustration.
A construction site in NYC by night.
Not sure this sequence appears in the movie,
but that was really cool to learn how to draw that cartoony excavator machine.
Doing a cartoon version of the Arms & Armors room at the New York MET
was quite a complicated challenge considering at the time
I didn't know what the characters would look like,
nor their morphologies.
Street corner liquor store, I had the pleasure to do.
Always trying to learn and work with light and mood, as much as I can.
NYC '70s storefront series I've asked to do by the artistic director.
Sarting with the best Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, and a vintage music storefront.
Pretty much everybody is at John's.
Don't forget to stop by on your way back home after work,
there's always a nice atmosphere in here.
And don't forget to get a slice at that cool little pizza restaurant!
Only real NYC pizza, no deep dish!!!
Old school Locksmith storefront and the uber famous NYC Fatz Bagels shop front,
tiny hidden bagel shop way down on 34thW.
Who's up for an everything with cream cheese and lox?
They asked me to do a phone booth. I gladly complied.
Arlo's bedroom, in his bayou house.
The rough blueprint of the room was provided to me by the artistic director.
I added as many relevant and fun details as I could,
so the background artists could pick whatever they needed.
Arlo and Edmee's kitchen.
Just like in Arlo's bedroom, I added as many relevant and fun details as I could,
to give context to the character and the location mood and culture.
Pictured here is Louisiana's atmosphere, as you can see. ^^
The amazing wrestle sequence in the movie is set in a barn.
They did a spectacular job on this one. So fun!
Here's the concept art I did for it.