Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2010) Pt. 5

I seem to remember the script being pretty thin here. Something like -- "Wolfy changes back into maniac Chef and chases Heimlich around the house. Hilarity ensues." I decided to have Heimlich attempt an escape up the chimney. There will be a pay-off for this in the next post.

Happy New Year.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing these I've been enjoying them and can't wait for the next installment!

  2. Wow, kind of speechless after all of that. beautiful drawings, so much form.

  3. watching this is like waiting for you favourite tv show to stream.

    another Q Toby: how many frames of pages a day does a good storyboard artist produce on the average?

    I hope some day you create a Gnomon Workshop DVD or something. I'd love to study how you draw.

  4. ps. meant to say frames OR pages...


  5. TaylorMade Films asked...

    How many frames of pages a day does a good storyboard artist produce on the average?

    We call them "panels". It's hard to say. 30 is a good approximation. Thinking time also has to be accounted for; thumb-nailing, research -- napping.;) Panel count per sequence has gone way up since the move to digital drawing. Directors want to see more movement and subtlety in storyboards since the advent of the Digital Slideslow.

    The DVD idea is intriguing. Never heard of Gnomon until now.

  6. this is amazing again,thanks a lot for posting this kind of stuff they really inspires me a lot.thanx again.....

  7. Toby, your drawings are pretty good... Nah, just kiddin'. THEY ARE AMAZING!

  8. How To Make a Sweet Scene From a Sow's Fear.

  9. Toby~

    My name is Yunghan Chang from San Jose State.
    (I asked you about Photoshop brush setting last time, if you remember. :D)

    I'm preparing my portfolio now, I was wondering if you can take a look my storyboard when you are available, and give me some advice whether drawings or story. (I know you are very busy!)

    Any kind of advice is helpful!

    If I want to apply Dreamworks, should I prepare have more funny story in my portfolio?(I usually choose to board serious story.)


  10. BTW, the new thriller is awesome, so funny! XD


  11. Fantastic ! Can't get enough of them.

  12. Absolutely stunning work! After browsing through all the images I'd really love to know how you started out.
    Did you actually visit any art/animation related school or is it all just autodidactic learning that brought you to this skill-level?
    Obviously no school turns someone into an artist but I'm curious about your early development.
    Thank you for sharing all this beautyful artwork!

    1. Thank you, Arkady. I did attend CalArts for 3 years a long time ago, after which I was offered a position in the Disney training program headed by the late Eric Larson. I've pick up a lot from my mentors and peers over the years, but make no mistake, self-discovery has been a big part of the journey.

  13. Hi mr. Shelton! I like so much your narrative and i guess i will learn a lot visiting this space. Thanks!

  14. Wow.. These are some great great storyboards!
    I'd love to see how you set up your work.
    Do you work in Photoshop or some other program?
    I'm pretty sure you get asked about this a lot.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing your work.

  15. 5 weeks! Come on, let's see more...something. Please.