A lot of times in production, some of the coolest characters get cut, whether due to complexity, story changes, etc. These Aztec ladies were no exception, sadly. I really loved their design, by Sandra Equihua, and I had the pleasure of painting them and figuring out their details and such.
The painting of the lady on the left is in a small 2D scene in the beginning of the movie. Hopefully you see her next time you watch :)
I’ll be posting more production art every day this coming week, so stay tuned!
Seeing Xibalba’s design(Being based after a conquistador) and rumors of Del Toro wanting a trilogy, these designs would be perfect for the sequel.