One of the areas I focused on in the "Book of Life" was the festive parade near the entrance to the "Land of the Remembered." Each float in the parade represented a different character from the movie. Here are but a few of the many sketches I made for the Galleon float.
Above: My first sketches captured the fractured quality that the creative leads were looking for... but weren't that unique to the world of the dead.
Above: So I played with more ornate versions of the ship. Thinking of it as a character unto itself.
Above: First I focused on the overall shape of the ship. Then I spent time detailing out areas that were important to the story. For example, in one version of the storyboard the hero lands on the ships sail yard, and another character jumps from the crows nest. -tod