These are the designs to go with the board posted yesterday.
Brian painted these watercolors from photographic reference.
We were trying to develop a style evocative of the past without referencing a particular school of art.
One of the first instincts when doing work set in an era is to look at the artwork of that place and time and replicate the style. This can be a good approach, but it's not the only way to go.
ABOVE: This isn't the most successful execution, but the idea is clear. Line work body, some detailed face.
ABOVE: Another rendering. Didn't like it as much.
Here's a different take.
And more realistic one, again, after a photographic.
We used some of the above art to create an animatic which would (hopefully) showcase how were roughly thinking about the piece.