First Silver Chair Concept Art?

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First Silver Chair Concept Art?

Postby icarus » Jun 30, 2018 3:42 pm

With the Silver Chair movie allegedly planning to start shooting by the end of the year, i figured that at the very least they must have done all the concept art by now, and lo and behold, a quick google search through various Concept Artist's portfolios revealed the following set:


There are about 12 images in total if you visit her site, including a character design for Puddleglum.

Nothing to confirm she is 100% definitely involved in the production, but she seems to be a legitimate professional within the concept art world, so no reason to suspect these are just for fun.

What do you think?
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Re: First Silver Chair Concept Art?

Postby fantasia » Jun 30, 2018 5:14 pm

*starts a timer to see how long it takes before we're likely asked to take this down* Heh.

Well, this is just gorgeous stuff, and very encouraging to recognize everything out of the book (unlike certain other Narnia movies...). I see they may combine the bridge with the dragon, but aside from that it looks spot on! :D

Thanks for posting icarus! :)
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Re: First Silver Chair Concept Art?

Postby AJAiken » Jul 01, 2018 1:49 am

Her artwork is lovely but it's very unlikely this is from the production. From the amount of work she's done, and her LinkedIn profile, she hasn't worked for any really big studios or agencies. Given that her work featuring The Silver Chair is the only work in her Visual Development portfolio, it's likely that it's an area she hasn't done much professional work in and she is building up a personal project to fill that gap. Choosing a well-known story to create art for is common practice in concept art portfolios. Also, as a professional she would be incredibly unlikely to post work from a film not yet released. The severity of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) is not to be underestimated! When artists/other creatives use work from a production yet to be released in their portfolios they will usually protect it using a password, if they post it at all.
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Re: First Silver Chair Concept Art?

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » Jul 01, 2018 9:54 am

These are all just stunning! Very whimsical and fun and very disneyesque.
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Re: First Silver Chair Concept Art?

Postby The Rose-Tree Dryad » Jul 01, 2018 10:01 am

Great sleuthing as always, icarus! We really appreciate your google-fu skills around here. :ymapplause:

Unfortunately, AJAiken is right. We noticed last night that one of her pictures uploaded to Tumblr had a caption that indicated it was a personal project. I wrote to Ms. Pigareva today and she was able to confirm this.

It's a shame, because it's beautiful concept art! Perhaps she has a future in creating visuals for Narnia films.
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Re: First Silver Chair Concept Art?

Postby coracle » Jul 01, 2018 1:48 pm

They do look cute, but notmost are not anything like the 'Wigwam' description of the author.

Reminds me a little bit of 'Howl's Moving Castle' - cartoon version.
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