Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Operation "Rico Star" for Intel (2010)

The panels below are from a 45 second spot that I was asked to board for Intel, featuring the penguins of Madagascar. The ad has been playing in movie theaters - maybe you've seen it already. If not, I've posted it below.
























In case you missed it, here it is...



I like the way they made the glow effects look like micro-processor patterns.

19 comments:

  1. I actually like your drawings much better, haha

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  2. The boards rock! Love the expressions and the squash/stretch. Also like the tighter staging on the feed and swallow bit. Thanks for posting!

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  3. Brilliant, as the person before me said: the comparison between your boards and the final product just goes to show we have a long way to go before CGI reaches the integrity of good old drawing. There's far more expression and appeal in your boards

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  4. great stuff. always love seeing your drawings.

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  5. Hi Toby
    My name is Yunghan. I'm a SJSU international student from Taiwan,and have been following your blog for a a long time. :)
    I'm learning to become a storyboard artist, and and I learned a lot by studying your boards.
    Your drawing and storyboard are fascinating.

    I feel my my brushstroke is very stiff. I couldn't get it flow smoothly.

    Do you mind letting me know how you set up your brush in Photoshop?




    Hopefully, you don't mind I post questions here. :) and excuse my lousy English also.


    yunghan

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  6. Yung-Han asked...

    "I feel my my brushstroke is very stiff. I couldn't get it flow smoothly. Do you mind letting me know how you set up your brush in Photoshop?"

    My primary brush is simply a standard Photoshop hard-round brush which I modify using the brush settings panel. Open the Brush Settings Panel; click on "Brush Tip Shape"; adjust the roundness to 32% and the axis to -122; "Shape Dynamics" and "Smoothing" should be toggled on as well. Experiment with the settings to find what feels comfortable to you. If you are left-handed, you might change the axis to tilt the other way, for instance. Once you find the settings you like, don't forget to save the preset.

    I think that answers your question. As for your English -- It's much better than my Chinese :)

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  7. Thank you so much, Toby.

    I'm trying now. :)

    yunghan

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  8. There's so much life in those drawings.... WOW! Thanks for posting them! WOW!!!

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  9. LOL! This one certainly rocks never thought chips do great wonders on penguins. Simply amazing! wow account for sale

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  10. wow! this is really fun an--great expressions.

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  11. awesome boards! love the life in them! :)

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  12. Nice blog! I really like how you finish your boards!

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  13. As mentioned above, a world of difference lies between your boards and the final piece. So much life in your story and drawings, and so much, well, death, in the CG 3D. I don't think it's a problem of translating the 2D to 3D, I think it's simply a matter of talent. Those who were responsible of creating the 3D were just not as tasteful and talented as you. 3D is just another tool. But a tool which attributes are so plural and multiple that it demands a much greater skillset to squeeze the most out of it. Clever artists choose simplicity, not complication. that's why 3D so commonly pales in comparison to 2D.

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  14. Hi Tolby, congratulation for your blog...
    good inspiration!!
    Have you got more madagascar design pack stuff ??
    Thank you very much.

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