We’ve looked at the beautiful watercolor storyboards in Part I, now let’s move on to the concept and background art for Ponyo. ( By the way, Ponyo is in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2008, may it take the Golden Lion home ! ) よしゃ！Here we go !
(Below) Character studies for Sosuke and Ponyo, very often done wtih mini comic scenarios.
(above) Who won’t want to live in such a charming house ? Note the curved, translucent plastic shelter for the parking lot; its designed just like the one found at the real Ghibli Studios in Musashi Koganei.
(above) A giant background art plate. The original art piece was on display at the Studio Ghibli Layout Designs exhibition.
Also read : The Art of Ponyo Part I : Storyboards6