Oz: The Great and Powerful concept art is lovely in its whimsical simplicityS

Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful was a visual feast, full of gorgeous CG imagery — but some of the concept art for the film is more stark, and thus more striking. Check out some more of the whimsical, sweet Oz art below.

The above image comes via Dylan Cole, who's worked on many of our favorite films, and here's another image that he posted on his facebook page:

Oz: The Great and Powerful concept art is lovely in its whimsical simplicityS

And below are some lovely bits of art by Daphne Yap, whom we talked to about James Cameron's Avatar. The art below reminds me of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo a little bit:

Oz: The Great and Powerful concept art is lovely in its whimsical simplicityS

Oz: The Great and Powerful concept art is lovely in its whimsical simplicityS

Oz: The Great and Powerful concept art is lovely in its whimsical simplicityS

Oz: The Great and Powerful concept art is lovely in its whimsical simplicityS

Tons more at the link. [Dylan Cole and Daphne Yap, via Comic Book Movie]