The bare art ne­ces­si­ties

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Renowned con­cept artist Michael Kutsche re­veals the ap­proach he took for ex­ag­ger­at­ing the an­i­mals from Dis­ney’s live-ac­tion film The Jun­gle Book. Page 23 Amer­ica, un­less you have rich par­ents, it can be tough to crack an in­dus­try that doesn’t want to pay you un­til you’re mak­ing them a lot of money.”

The money meant Ruairi was able to tackle as­pects of The Leviathan that weren’t in his ar­eas of ex­per­tise. One of the first peo­ple on board was vet­eran con­cept artist Jordu Schell (Star­ship Troop­ers, 300, Avatar), who Ruairi hired to de­sign the crea­ture: “Jordu is amaz­ing – he sketches in clay as fast as other peo­ple can draw.”

Jordu has worked with Ruairi on many oc­ca­sions and de­scribes him as one of the most cre­ative and easy-go­ing col­lab­o­ra­tors. “On his Leviathan teaser, Ruairi did a very rough sketch of the kind of crea­ture he was look­ing for,

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