The Mark Whiting Gallery

"This is the first painting done of the Giant with Hogarth.   Brad at this time was still looking at me as an oddity before he hired me to design his movie (actually, he still does).  I told him, 'I'm going to do you a simple painting that will capture the flair of your movie and blow you away'.  Brad got that 'yeah right' grin of his face and said 'when can I see it?'.  That night I finished this painting where I wanted to show the lonely, fish out of water and sweet relationship between the two improbable friends.  The next day he saw it and for the first time he started considering me to either art direct or production design Iron Giant.  My favorite from the film." - Mark Whiting

"A concept painting done to show the graphic use of color and light I wanted along with town and sky reference."  - Mark Whiting

"Here's a very early painting of Hogarth's house.  I was tryng different stlyle's as we searched for a look for the film." - Mark Whiting

"Another painting experimenting with style.  I was trying to use graphically designed shapes to describe the light."  - Mark Whiting

The interior of the 'Chat and Chew' diner.  I did a handfull of layout drawings to try to show the style of the backgrounds before they were painted." - Mark Whiting

"A drawing of a pasture done to convey the strong forground-back ground relationship that I wanted to see in the film." - Mark Whiting

"Exterior design of the diner.  Again, trying to establish a breaking up of the image with light and shadow." - Mark Whiting

"This is the original design of the iron Giant.  For the first time Brad saw the Giant you see in the film.  A few of the minor changes we made were slimming his waist, coregating his stomach,  and making his arms semetrical in length." - Mark Whiting

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