Wall-E trash piles and more ship designs.

In the beginning, we were encouraged to explore a wide variety of concepts of what trash piles could look like. I was thinking about the trash piles as a sort of city of skyscrapers in this one.

Inside one of the skyscrapers of trash, it could have its own internal architecture with boulevards and stairways that go on and on forever.

This last one is another group of sketches of what the spaceship city might look like. We were all over the place early with ideas from one extreme to another.

Previous images.

Wall-E city structure.

This image is one of many exploring what the city of the gel creatures might look like. At this very early stage of preproduction, very little was known about who these creatures were, so we had a wide range of territory to explore.

Wall-E mothership

The images above and below are explorations of what the mother ship might look like. I provided dozens of variations to give the director a wide range of ideas to explore. We'll put up more of them in future installments.

Wall-E mothership version 2

This was an acylic painting made for a magazine cover in 2004. The final printed quite differently in color hue and lightness, as is often the case for reproductions, especially when the paper stock is not good quality.

This first image is a digital painting, the second is a closeup that shows how much detail can go into a computer rendering. There's always room for more and more detail, of course, but painting software is an amazing tool that never ceases to excite with it's unlimited range of possibilities.

This is a personal image from a new series of Northwest Landscapes--limited edition lithographs that capture the spirit of Oregon and Washington landscapes. Common elements are moss covered tree trunks, fir trees, geometric basalt covered with moss and ferns, misty tendrils, and cloudy skies.