And yet more storyboardin’!

by - 2012/02/29 4 Comments Artwork, Uncategorized

Only a few days before the rest of the team starts flying in!

Our biggest goal right now; storyboarding EVERYTHING! It’s my first time using a tablet for any sort of extended period of time, and it’s really growing on me. I’d only ever used the 3X4” bamboo deals before, and having a larger pad definitely makes a difference. David Revoy set up his ideal drawing system on my machine, and MyPaint is proving to be a powerful ally. The current storyboard is clocking in at about 175 images so far- though in a lot of cases one shot is represented by several storyboards.

I’m doing the quick-n-dirty storyboards of everything, then David is going over some of the more complex/ambiguous frames and clarifying some of my scribbles.

It’s actually been rawther relaxin’. I’ve been so busy for the past few years that I haven’t really set any time aside to draw at all, and a few solid days of it are waking up some old muscle memory. That said, the hardest part is balancing my desire to make every frame detailed and awesome, and knowing when to move on when it’s good enough.

I started storyboarding a bit out of order, so it’ll be interesting to see how it feels when it’s all assembled. I think we’re in a pretty good place; lots of complex stuff that’ll test our tools, but nothing that seems flat-out impossible (just really darn hard).

But yeah! Nothing new to say that David hasn’t already, except that I think in a few hours we’ll hopefully have this whole deal laid out!

  1. jachristie79 says:

    Good work and good luck! I am green with envy

  2. Alex Walker says:

    If the rough storyboards are making me dribble, then who knows what the final animation will do. Good Luck!

  3. hassan yola says:

    That’s anothers experience for you Ian workink with tablet but if you want you can expand you skill a bit because one of the most great master of digital art are just a side of you ! I mean David Right ?

  4. Toby Haynes says:

    So what size pad are you using? I have an ancient (but still good) Intuos serial 9″x12″ tablet but I wonder if I can get by with a smaller Intuos 4…