I had the tremendous honor of working on Carlos Baena's short animated film, La Noria, as production designer alongside an stellar crew of industry artists. For more info on the film: http://www.lanoriafilm.com/
My Painting Process: 1) quick sketch based on shape language and focal point 2) color base with inherent local color and values 3) lighting, temperature, and details 4) always keeping in mind the original freshness and simple statement of the early sketch.
These paintings were created within 30 minutes each. The speed forces the artist to be very concise and selective with color, mood, and composition. I've been focusing on the further simplification of elements while maintaining the freshness and textural feel of the original sketch.