Concept Art for Fish for Life

This is an outtake of the concept art that I made for our animated short Fish for Life. I did various research on the environment of the main character Manolin and his tools. So, I created his home, a small village in Norway. And also, did some stills of his journey.


Fish for Life tells the story of Manolin, an outdated fisherman who lives in Norway. He has not caught anything in weeks. Manolin lives for his work. Unfortunately, he can no longer keep up with the new technology and also rejects it strictly.

Then one day he reached the point, where he leaves the safe harbor and set out to the open sea. He desperately wants to get his big catch. Far away from home – in unknown waters – the first fish finally bites. Surprisingly the creature is so strong that it is able to move the old fisherman’s boat. Manolin gets into a terrible storm. But the fisherman forgets everything around him.

The fight for the fish becomes a fight for survival in the end.

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