For all of the difficulty that Guillermo del Toro has experienced in getting his projects off the ground, his imagination is famously restless and unquenchable. A gifted artist who’s as capable of bringing his visions to life with a pencil as he is with a camera, del Toro is known to first begin creating his film worlds in the pages of his sketchbooks (del Toro once left his “Pan’s Labyrinth” notes in the back seat of a cab, and the loss might have killed the movie if not for the kind efforts of the cab driver to return the book). While most of the notes and illustrations that fill del Toro’s sketchbooks may never be available to the public, many pages have made their way to the web, and many more can be found in various books and on the Criterion Collection DVDs of “Cronos” and “The Devil’s Backbone.” Here, we’ve collected the images that we could find, a modest collection that nevertheless provides a thrilling glimpse into the mind of an extraordinary storyteller.
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Today’s #kaijuly entry is Biollante, the giant plant monster!
Drawn by me! For someone else!
If you’d like your own drawing (by me) of Polaris (or any other Marvel character) that is a thing you can now purchase in my Etsy store!
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A Daimajin for #kaijuly. The good news is the new sketchbook takes inks and markers SUPER well. The bad news is I went overboard and made the mountains too dark and muddied the whole thing up.
I tried to break it up with some white ink lines, but it doesn’t really work. So it goes sometimes. I dig the figures, though.
Anyone recognize the artist responsible for this? I can’t make out the signature, but the drawing is fun and deserves proper attribution.
Edit: Peter succeeds where reverse image search fails. The artist is James Silvani, and his original post is here.
So, my friend made herself into 15 foot long cardboard velociraptor with googly eyes