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After writing comes the art! Typically, you've probably sketched something beforehand, especially for any treatments and pitches.
So now we move on to the part everyone seems to get excited over: Visual Development.
Stage 2 - Visual Development
I will talk about a few processes here, and you dont need to do them all, however the more preparation before your production the smoother it tends to run. Especially in large studios where the departments are seperate.
Blue Sky is a process that, if used, will always begin a project. The goal of Blue Sky is to free the mind to all possibilities despite however crazy they are, in Blue Sky thinking, anything goes. The other way to start a project is to be approached by a writer, they will often have ideas for the look of certain things and will more than likely have descriptions of scenes and characters as part of the script or screenplay.
So if you don’t have a