Visual Development Artist for Animation

Joel Parod

Raya and the Last Dragon - Early Development

DisnyToon Studios 2013-2014

Concept Art and Story Moments


This is early concept art I did while working at DisneyToon Studios for an original feature film idea by director, Brad Raymond. A group of designers and storyboard artists created a lot of great concept art for the official story pitch to the executives.

However, it ended up being made at Disney Feature Animation as Raya and the Last Dragon. Ritsuko Notani designed the characters and I painted them. I also painted several story moments designed by the storyboard artists for the pitch.

It was a fun project to develop, too bad our studio couldn't make it.