Above: Early sketches for Grandpa's Crib.
A number of years ago Jorge Gutierrez asked me to create concept sketches for his show El Tigre. The goal was to create a bunch of fun visual ideas that I would then feed to the crew in Los Angeles. Since I was working overseas, I would basically have to pitch my concepts to the crew with lots of written notes etc. If Jorge, co-creator Sandra Equihua, director Dave Thomas, and art director Roman Laney liked the direction of a certain rough idea, we would explore it further in additional sketches.
The earliest sketches simply explored shape.