I am going to CTN Animation Expo this week in Burbank, CA. This is my second time going to the show, the first time around I really had no idea what to expect. I had with me, a sample of my first ever attempt at doing storyboarding, to show for feedback.. and feedback I got! I’ve been doing comic books for 15 years, and even though it feels similar, its a completely different animal from doing storyboarding. There’s just so much to learn. So this year, I’ve got some new samples to show, and I’m hoping once again to get some helpful feedback on them.
This sample is from a couple months ago. It was originally supposed to be The Legend of Korra, till about half-way through when I learned submitting trademarked characters to studios is a faux pas. So I changed the likeness so its not quite as close and I changed the ending I had originally been working on. I learned a lot on this one. And I’ve already gotten some good notes from friends in the animation industry and made the changes I could in time.
I also learned on this board how to actually set up the photoshop files so they’re not a nightmare to work on.. Also I learned about half-way through that most artists work at a low-resolution, which I’d had no idea about. I was working at 300 dpi with 50 something groups of layers. Seems obvious now. But I guess most learning does seem obvious once you’ve learned it, huh?
(There’s a few changes in the print pages that didnt make it into the animated gif)