Narrowing the field
I often begin a character-based project by researching all aspects of their history, trying to find something to connect with. In the case of Tintin it was understanding that throughout his life he has been our gateway to unknown worlds and adventures. A perfect canvas. Once that ball was rolling, the ideas couldn’t be stopped. In Photoshop, using a customised Round brush that emulates a ball-point pen, I develop eight black and white thumbnails – each with its own unique story and setting. I can’t decide which one to go for, so I send them all to the ImagineFX team for approval and a decision.