Almost every day I approve new assets for the art department, which are then turned over to the digital department, where it all gets built and textured. Every leaf, tree, flower and blade of grass is meticulously designed and constructed for a 3D environment.
This all-new Smurf movie is going to be lush with Belgian forest greenery, all depicted in a style very reflective of Peyo’s original world…but unlike flat illustrations in a comic book. Notice how each blade of grass is shaped in a way that Peyo himself might have drawn it - like a quick, fluid brush stroke. I’ve requested this type of design on all sorts of elements in the movie, such as strands of hair on some of the characters. It will be as if Peyo’s world is REAL!