Now that the storyboard is more or less settled, I'm diving into making the assets for each frame.
My thought process here is to make more than I need and then select the best. Some ideas might look great on index cards (or I should say, in my head), but others might not work at once drawn and animated.
I like the "extra" work just the same sometimes, though, because I get to learn more about the subject. In reviewing reference images for this project, I learned a little about the types of pine trees in the Catskill Mountains and the mountains with the highest elevation.
Here are a few from the first round of drawing: