Monday, January 2, 2012

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

I only worked at Warner Brothers for a year, but had the opportunity to work on projects that involved my childhood comic book heroes. A lot of fun...

In my initial sketch at the top left, the interior of the Crime Syndicate headquarters lab originally started out as a vertical space with all the equipment located at the top of this space. I thought it would be cool to have the larger elements suspended from the ceiling, allowing the showdown battle between the Justice League and Crime Syndicate to happen below and above the platforms. However, in the design review process Bruce Timm suggested we flop the design 180 degrees and open the staging area for the non flying super heroes. All subsequent revisions were a result of script issues.

This typical corridor in the Crime Syndicate headquarters is an example of an uneventful space that becomes interesting only by utilizing strong shapes and avoiding tunnel vision. I liked how the background framed the very awesome character designs by Emmy award winning Phil Bourassa.

A high security vault. Simple strong shapes help create visual interest.