Friday, November 1, 2019

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting

So did this test a while ago, but hadn't uploaded it because I hated it. But over time wounds heal and you get over it :P It's fun to look back and see how my work has gotten stronger. The reason it has been quiet on this blog is because I have a new job working on an action show, and it's been getting my full attention. I'll start to post work here again soon though, but for now here's a test from 3 months back:

Friday, August 9, 2019


Some figures from imagination drawn on the tram to work:

And some sketches while watching Gantz 0

Studies of dynamic leg shapes:

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Legend of Korra : Storyboard study

So, first of all here's a great resource! The actual animatic of episode 3 (book one) - great episode btw!

I picked a scene at 13:15 for a breakdown. Again there's not much I think you can learn from looking at my thumbnails, it really is about the exercise of looking through scenes shot by shot. The draughtsmanship of the board artist here is fantastic, so a real treat to examine.

Anyway things I have learned:

- Mix action coming towards the camera (for real immersion) and 2 shots or wide shots to see the action play out between the characters.
- Try and think of the pacing, Kick, punch, jab, jab, jab, RoundKick....pause....Even looking at these words. Words like Roundhouse take longer, jabs are really quick and creates an energy, but if you go at a constant pace, people will get bored.
- Respect Screen direction. The first shot shows the placement of all characters, and it is respected throughout. When characters change position we see it from a 2 shot or wide. It's very clear.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Figures ipad

These aren't very good but they are just about keeping the mind on drawing figures :P These are no reference doodles on ipad.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Korra doodles

Drawing while watching something...super chill and also kind of productive :P

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Legend of Korra Scene Study

I started to copy boards from a clip from Korra online here.  But I really have just concluded that this might be a good way to study composition or just how to technically draw a board (like the use of colors on the characters, etc..). But if you want to look at how the action flows and how it cuts, it's better to just take screenshots and analyse with words.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Storyboard pipeline

I'm talking to graduates on Wednesday and I wanted to give them something personal  to look at in regards to the pipeline of a storyboard with a list of resources I recommend for anybody learning storyboarding.