The King of the Elves -Elves/Hidden Creature designs.

These are a series of characters I designed for a film I was developing a few years ago. Creating fantasy creatures like these is a joy for me. When I was young growing up in the Everglades of south Florida I spent a large amount of time out in the swamps and forests drawing and painting. I often imagined that there were creatures there that I couldn’t see. I’d like to add that these were all done well before Avatar.

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About Aaron Blaise

For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".

2 thoughts on “The King of the Elves -Elves/Hidden Creature designs.

  1. Just beautiful. Magical, emotional, nature-honouring. What a lot of work you put into these … Seems a shame that like new leaves coming every spring, that this project couldn’t be revivified and ‘greened’ again … especially in the current desperate need for trees to be planted, wild woods to be protected, forests to flourish and diversity of habitat to keep diversity of life in it … Guardians of wild places, genius loci … elves, tomte, fey, sidhe, hikey sprites … all associated with the survival of a wild place and the survival of the creatures that live in it – including the humans …

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