Concept art / Background Art
In 2017, we worked at Ánima Estudios as Concept Artists for Netflix’s Legend Quest, an animated series based on the characters from Ánima’s movies “La Leyenda del Chupacabras”, “La Leyenda de las Momias” and “La Leyenda del Charro Negro”. Although the series and the movies are not connected storywise, the show brings a fresh new tone to the gang, who explore the world and the legends from many countries and cultures while searching for a relic that will save Leo’s town from Quetzalcoatl, an ancient god.
Our job was to create concepts and layouts for the locations mentioned on each episode’s script , based on design sheet’s provided by the show’s prodution designer Gabriel Vera. These concept art pieces were used as master backgrounds by the art team as reference to create the final backgrounds used in the show. Here are a couple backgrounds we made for the show’s first episode:
This bell tower was an important location on the show’s first epidose (also one of the most fun to draw). The show featured locations from all over the world, from México to Japan, China, Scandinavia, Germany, The U.S, and more.
A different country every episode
As the story makes progress, the gang travels to other countries, where they learn about other legends and face equally legendary villains and make new allies. These new places they visit have their own weather, architecture, customs, vegetation, and so on, so research was very important. Here are some backgrounds we made for the remaining episodes.
This has been one of our favorite projects in our career, and we were lucky to work with this amazing team at Ánima Estudios. We hope you liked these few examples of our work for this series. If you’d like to know more about Legend Quest, check out this trailer:
This is the magical airship the gang travels on. It had this mysterious steampunk-like machinery to move and it’s interior included separate bedrooms, a kitchen, an office, and of course a big engine room. This airship served as the mobile home for the heroes for most of the time in this season.