Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A memory from another time...

I read a touching story recently where one of the characters died. Now this character had never given any hint of his backstory up to this point, but then the protagonist found, tucked deep in the character's bloodied sleeve, an old worn photograph of a family long lost (dead), in a time before the protagonist had met him. One little sliver of a happy memory.

My interest was so piqued by this little reveal in the plot, that I wanted to sketch what I imagined the photo to look like, and it sort of went from there:

Friday, April 11, 2008

I loooove cowboys...

... although people who know me already know this.

I saw Horton Hears a Who the other week and had this musical track from a climactic part of the movie stuck in my head... which seemed like John Powell's tribute to Ennio Morricone's classic "western" sound (which I adore).

Putting me in a cowboyish mood, I drew a couple things while I looped the music track.

A bit of a stylized cowpoke... I have a thing for ponchos/drapery flapping in the wind.

A little close-up of the random cowboy

... and a pencil sketch of a weird foreshortened shot. The music felt like he was desperately reaching out for someone/something, which is actually just like the scene in the film!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Updating a Storyboard

A long while back in my storyboarding class, I had done storyboards for a fake anti-drinking PSA. I had fun with the idea and it seemed to be received well, so I recently decided to update it, looks-wise, to use in my portfolio.

Here are the original boards from almost 2 years ago:

I figured the three characters could use a bit of an update as well, so first thing I did was clean up and modify their designs (always the fun part!):

And then, I applied them to aaaaaall the boards. Took a little while, but I hope the results are worth it. Better? Worse? Compare and let me know what you think! :)