Getting a new Pixar film means that we also get to take another peek at the beautiful pre-production art that the talented artists at the studio put together to help them tell the story. We get to see the finished product in animation form, but it takes a lot of work to make the words leap from the script into the visual world. Art is created to help the filmmakers narrow their scope, a task that can be even more helpful in the case of Monsters University, a unique world limited solely by the imagination of those who work at Pixar. There is a new set of concept art pieces that have been released and they are as gorgeous as any artwork we have seen come out of the Emeryville-based studio. Take a look at their beauty after the break!
This collection of concept art places a spotlight on the architecture of the campus. If you look closely, you can spot tiny details that make the buildings feel as if they were designed by monsters – eyeballs, claws, and horns are apparent througout the building design. Along with the piece above, the artwork below is a great example of this stunning world that Pixar has created. There are also some great sketches of the characters. Admire them below.
Beautiful, aren’t they? Even the football field incorporates horns into the drawn lines!
Monsters University is set for release on June 21.