I openly admit being surprised by the way the end credits came about for The Croods. I was what was left of the story crew in August of last year. I was asked to come up with some fun character moments/gags. The sheet below is what I printed out for the directors' review. I did about 6 pages like this one.
The directors decided they wanted me to draw the final images and that it'd be best to match the cave drawings used earlier in the film's intro. I was handed some amazing model sheets done by Joe Moshier and got to work. They were then colored by the wonderful Margaret Wuller.
It was obvious enough to come up with specific character gags for each of the voice actors' name cards.
And we soon realized it was easiest to come up job related gags for the film's leadership cards.Here are a couple of process images. The first being my quick rough pass, the second is cleaned, and the third is colored by Margaret.
There were a few ideas that were roughed out by Chris Sanders and then redrawn by me and colored by Margaret, like this one below.
Here are a couple more for fun.
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