ByRory O'Connor, writer at
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Rory O'Connor

At the beginning of the 90's Steven Spielberg, Stan Winston, TyRuben Ellingson and Mark McCreery set out to design the world which would become the box office conquering digital game changer Jurassic Park.

They began, of course, with the dinosaurs...

Before drawing out the blueprints for the visitors centre

The Jeeps...

And then perhaps the cast...

Before Sam Neil had locked the part, Harrison Ford was rumored to have been considered. As this early painting can attest, he was certainly in the director's mind for the role.

This work shows the developement from a drawing like this:

to digital work like this:


This work from the cusp of the digital cinema age might have a lot to say about how the artform has developed since. Even a quick look at the mutant-Dino-humanoid direction the series is headed makes for peculiar viewing...

shudders all round.

Would you like to see more of this sort of work surface from more recent films? Which films would they be? Drop us a hint below.

[Jurassic World](movie:32752) opens June 12th next year.


McCreery's Dinosaurs or these new mutant thingamajigs?


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