This afternoon I was sent some exclusive images from Toy Story 3 production, so as you can imagine, I was very excited to show you guys!
These pieces are part of Toy Story 3’s color script, a visual representation of the film that allows for the lighting department to correctly illuminate each scene. Both were painted by the very talented Dice Tsutsumi, art director on the highly anticipated sequel.
You may recognize the paintings from two distinct shots as seen in the trailer. They contrast each other well, not just in color saturation but in emotion. For example, the first color script depicts young Andy enjoying his toys around the TV while the second is from a later scene in which the toys are discussing at Sunnyside Daycare — after their departure from Andy. Click on each image to see a larger version.
A second set of exclusive color scripts is over at The Pixar Blog with a third set at Pixar Talk; check those out too! I guess this is a bit of a preview inside The Art of Toy Story 3 and an early Christmas present from Lee Unkrich…
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