Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rapunzel Pt. 2 (2008)

Same sequence -- As Rapunzel beds down for the night, she takes comfort in knowing her secret is safe and that Mother Gothel's  suspicions have been averted. Au contraire! Mother Gothel begins searching for clues around the tower.

You might notice that I switched from drawing with a Chinamarker to a simple black pen at the end of this section. For whatever reason, I seem to default back to drawing in black pen for storyboarding. For one thing, you can lay down a dark tone and still read the lines.

* To clarify -- when I say I switched from "a Chinamarker to a simple black pen", what I mean is, I switched brushes within Photoshop. I don't  mean to imply that I drew any of these with a real Chinamarker or black pen. (I have a custom Chinamarker brush for Photoshop that a friend gave me.) Everything here is drawn digitally in Photoshop on a Cintique. Sorry for any confusion.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Rapunzel Storyboards (2008)

This movie was in pre-production for many years and was conceived in just about every way imaginable before becoming the "Tangled" movie that is currently in theaters. During my brief time on the movie, about 6 weeks, the story-telling was darker and more dramatic in tone than what was in the final movie. There were no songs, no slapstick -- and no horse! (...just a basset hound.) Mother Gothel was a sinister, brooding villain in the tradition of the Queen in Snow White.

These panels are from a sequence in which Mother Gothel begins to suspect that Rapunzel has had contact with the outside world. Rapunzel catches herself carelessly humming a tune she learned from "the intruder" and must quickly cover up.

Everthing here is digitally drawn on a Cintique in Photoshop.