The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell – Family Portrait

When I was approached to work on this project I had no idea what to expect. This was the first time I had worked on anything meant for TV/Film. The process was surprisingly smooth with good feedback and a lot of communication. The Art Director I worked with the reason why I’m sure.

I was given limited references because the show was largely still in the pre-production phase, but it was super cool to see early shots and details about the show, and then try to imagine what exactly it would look like when it all came together.

The show follows Christine McConnell, an artist and a baker who cares for a couple of dark/twisted puppet characters. Each episode would focus on a few of her creations and inbetween there would be a story that concerned the household.

The portrait was created with a mix of traditional and digital methods and then printed on a large canvas. It premiered in the first episode and then hang over the mantle for the remainder of the season. As of writing this the series is available to stream on Netflix.

In the first episode a third creature (Edgar) is introduced to the family and, after a bit of detestation from the other house members, he is accepted into the house. As a thank you he paints a portrait of all of them. I was hired to create the portrait.

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