Monday, July 26, 2010

Random Story Sketches (Kung Fu Panda) 2003


At the time I drew these sketches I was working on 1/4 size panels(approx. 5"x3"). Working small with a medium Sharpie forced me to leave out unnecessary detail and saved time by decreasing line mileage. When I enlarged the panels for the pitch the bold lines and simple compositions read clearly from across the room.

11 comments:

  1. The business with Po and the snake looks like it was part of a charming scene-it wasn't in the film, was it? I think I need to watch it again.

    It's always a visceral pleasure to see 'traditional' boards-that is, with pencils and paper. It seems like a million years ago now.

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  2. some really great personality coming across in such minimal sketches! love it. love working with just a sharpie too!

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  3. these are beautiful. deceptively simple.

    >oVi

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  4. So Awesome! I saw a Darkwing Duck shirt at Comic con and thought of you. You should make a book for next year.

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  5. Even when his hands are hiding within his body in a silhouette, the poses are still really strong and readable. Really inspiring stuff. Thank you kindly sir!

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  6. Beautiful work! Thanks for posting these. This is the kind of work that makes story artists drool.

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  7. Yeah, these are amazing. I wish I could storyboard as loosely as that.

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  8. Thank you so much for you blog, it's so helpful !

    The simplicity that you have in your panels is awesome. It's so clear, right to the point. Outstanding stuff for all story artists,as well as for aspiring ones.

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  9. "read clearly from across the room"

    BINGO! That's what a good story sketch should be in my estimation.

    These are some of the most appealing, clearest story sketches I've seen in a long time. Inspirational and a reminder to keep it simple, keep it clear , make it read.

    Thank you for posting these (and the other work you are posting. I'm really enjoying looking at your blog) .

    -D

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