– by Joseph Jammer Medina

IT director Andy Muschietti has taken to Instagram to show off an early sketch of the film’s big bad, Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Check out the sketch below:

Early pennywise sketch i did in 2015 // Boceto prehistórico de penehueso que hice hace un par de años .

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As mentioned in the Instagram post, this was a sketch from way back in 2015. While he didn’t specify what month this sketch was drawn in, it’s worth noting that he was announced to have entered the project back in June of that year. With that in mind, this could have either been used as a means to lock down the job, or something developed after he came on board.

The actual finished look of Pennywise doesn’t seem to have changed that much. It still has that dumb look on its face, as well as that ridiculous hairline. Additionally, it also still has the collar and overall look of the outfit that we ended up with in the finished film. Sure, there are a couple of differences. The current Pennywise has slightly different makeup design, and doesn’t look nearly as dumb (most of the time), but the gist is still there.

With this particular sketch, however was in charge likely had a good idea of what to expect in Muschietti’s vision, which isn’t always super easy to do in just a sketch.

What do you think of this drawing, and how do you feel about the finished product that is IT? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Andy Muschietti

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.