This was my storyboard assignment. The goal of the assignment was to tell the story with no dialog. Pictures only. And I was limited to ONLY 10 PANELS! The story is somewhat based on a Welsh fairy tale with a twist. I am curious how you interpret this storyboard /comic. If you have the time, tell me what you think it the narrative is. :). I noticed there is a fine line between sequential art and storyboarding. Using a fixed picture frame and seeing the picture frame as the eye of the camera takes away the complexity of panel layout and design and helps me just worry about what is important… The narrative. I will be performing a test run of ‘storyboarding’ my Alexis Hawkenstone story. Since I am such messy writer. The visual aspect of storyboarding/comics might be a better fit for my story.
First page of my short comic story. Originally this was going to be the second page. I did a page that was detailed about the world, but it reviled too much too soon.
Created in Photoshop.
Time Spent 2 hours.
I also setup a blog for this comic project at “asgaut.wordpress.com“. I will be uploading the pages to both blogs. I was planing ahead a way for people that would like to read the comic beginning to end with ease.
I thought we where ready last weekend to begin ‘Jed and Dean’ which is going be a joint animation/web comic project between between me and my friend Jed. I started some lip sync tests to find out that Chris’s mouth with the beak on the end would not work. so I had to totally redesign his muzzle so he could actually speak. Chris looks a little different with a more streamlined muzzle and friendlier eyes, now his facial expressions are much more readable. In hindsight I kinda wished I picked a different creature for my character role. I spent around 60 hours on Chris’s 3d model and about the same for Jed
Update: I tried to make a twitter account for Chris the Dragon, and install a cool app where he would answer any questions a tweeter would give him but I couldn’t get it to work.
Farley the unicorn is finally finished. I thought Farley’s face and coloring was making him resemble more of a rhino than a horse. So I remodeled the face to look like a horse. Recreated the tail and horn. changed fur color to gray and painted the textures onto him. I love the look of gray horses with the dark coloring around the muzzle so I included that in his design. Jed is much easier to creative expressions due to his mouth range being in front of the muzzle.
I can finally start ‘Dean and Jed’ (or ‘Jed and Dean’, I haven’t decided which sounds better) I’m keeping it at a two character cast for a while, later I will create a stock sheep character that I can morph into other sheep characters for extras in scenes. I start cranking out something on March 4.
But I have been putting my concept art training on the back burner so I will be working on that for a while. I still have 19 heads to draw *withers in fear*
Total time spent creating Jed: 25 hours.
Created in Carrara, Hexagon, and Daz Studio
Remember I said I would be starting a web comic starting February. A comic set int the modern World but with legendary creatures instead of humans. I’m late. I decided to create the comic with CGI instead of vector graphics. I used the Genesis model as a base and heavily modified it in Carrara for both models. It took around 12 hours for both models. It would of taken weeks doing it by scratch. This allows me to have a fully rigged and expression morphed character much quicker then starting from scratch. The feet still need to be modified.
I was more detailed in my process of making these models but since WordPress totally wrote over my draft with that of the woman portrait. I do not feel liking typing it all over again.