Over the years, I've worked with Harry Chaskin on quite a few projects. He's a pretty amazing Director, Writer, Actor, and Collaborator. So when he asked if I would provide Production Design for his film Steel Cut Oats, I was all in. Once given the script, I set loose sketching up designs for the main environments, key props, and graphics. One of the other benefits to working with Harry as a Director, is that we have common sensibilities, so the revision process was pretty short. For the majority of the designs I did, I was able to come up with something Harry liked within two or three sketches. From there, it was just a matter of fleshing things out for final approval. Most of my sketches were done on brown butcher paper with ball point pen. I then imported those images and added final color in Photoshop.
Fun Fact: The look for Oat's mobile had to decisively feel like it was made by a child. Lucky for me, I've got a couple of kids who like to help out with my art projects. They drew up a bunch of stars and planets that served as inspiration for the final piece.