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Warner Brothers Animation-Style

Final Approved Version of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

 Various styles were explored when Black Egg redesigned Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The client chose the heroic Disney-esque version, but with modifications. The body was "beefed up", the ponytail dropped and a beard added. Also the trees were made taller so as not to make Paul quite so large. The client also desired a happy carefree mood, so a clear blue sky was added in the final piece. The slightly heroic pose projects a decidedly self-assured feeling.

 Although the characters were drawn on paper, the coloring was done in Photoshop. Some of the clouds and foreground trees were composited from photographs for a more dramatic effect. The grass, background trees and some cloud elements were added in Painter.

  View the Paul Bunyan pocket folder.