Hey everybody, My name is Michael and I’m a visual development artist focused on environments, props, and keyframe design and welcome to my sketchbook. This sketchbook is an extension of my personal 2018 visual development project inspired by the original text of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Here is a kickoff idea sheet showing some preliminary environments that I’d like to tackle. My goal is to provide a comprehensive guide showcasing layout, design process, and visual storytelling at a production level. I do have a master project plan in my head, but it’s no good until it’s on paper! As I move forward with this project you will see my thought process, struggles, triumphs, losses, wins, and the overall chaotic beauty of visual development. I can’t wait to share this ride with you all and I look forward to peeking into your sketchbooks as well. Keep driving art forward everyone.