I realized that I never posted any of my work from Gravity Falls.
This was one of the most challenging and fun design assignments I’ve ever had. Originally called “Bear-Bear”, the Multi-Bear was a crazy mutant bear with bears for arms and legs. I recall Alex and Mike telling me an idea for a scene where Dipper is consoling a sad bear monster… “There there Bear-Bear”. I did the rough sketch and in an unusual twist of fate, I think I nailed it conceptually pretty quickly.
Erik Fountain had to board a sequence with the bears and I thought for sure I would have to really simplify the final design once he was done. Erik ended up killing it and I didn’t have to adjust the design much at all. The reverse ¾ position on the turn is pretty wonky now that I look at it… I must’ve rushed through it a bit since there was so much line mileage.
Oh! I also did a really quick color pass on this design to send it off to the voice actor we were trying to get. I thiiiiink we approached Patrick Stewart, but he passed. Then we got Alfred Molina! Pretty sweet if you ask me.