I posted this on my facebook page a while ago and it seemed to have gotten a lot of buzz. Hopefully this is helpful to most of you in case you were wondering how I approached my paintings on The Croods. Most of the time, it starts with blocking in graphic shapes and colors with the proper layer organized. I tend to paint tight so even in my block in, I'm very specific with the shapes I'm designing. The next few stages go by pretty quick because all I'm doing is throwing in photos, adjusting hue and value, and layer masking.