Throwback Thursday: The Wizard's Apprentice

It's Throwback Thursday again and this week we're taking a look at our main character: the Wizard's Apprentice!  Here are some of the early concept sketches:

We showed this artwork to a number of children and asked which one they liked best.  Nearly all of them pointed out that, well, the third one is the only one wearing a wizard hat!  We looked around at each other and thought "Hmm, that makes sense" and thus our main character was born.  

Here you can see a more detailed version that artist Luigi Guatieri put together that keeps the hat and combines some of our favorite details from each of the early sketches:

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