During the summer of 2012 I was mentored by Disney artist Mark McDonnell on the subject of character design. “Amélie” was one of the projects I worked on under his tutoring.

The idea was to design a character that already exists in a movie- and I created Amélie- but as a child. The story follows Amélie after her mother’s death as she goes on an adventure to find her lost goldfish.

Evolution of Amélie

Character Sketches

Greyscale Colour Test

Final Colour Design (Left) & Concept Colours (Right)

Expressions

Gesture studies with moments from the story