Sunday, September 15, 2013


One of the fun moments I got to play around with was conceptualizing how Puss, Kitty and Humpty would escape from the Giant's castle with the baby golden gosling.   I thought it might be fun to have them utilize some of the giant plants growing in the environment, so I took a stab at having them use giant venus fly trap plants as flying-squirrel suits.  Kind of gross, but I thought it was funny.


  1. Hey I have a question for you. When you're drawing these scenes what kind of emotional state do you try to be in while you draw them.. What I mean is what kind of zone do you find yourself in? Do you try to feel what the characters are feeling for instance, or are you more focused on things like shapes and composition, or maybe think of directing the narrative or something else? I'm really mind blown by this as I haven't been exposed to much storyboard work before. thanks.


  2. Demetrio- So, when you're storyboarding a sequence you kind of have to consider all of the things you were asking about; What is the character doing and why, how fast or slow should the action be, how can the compositions of the shots and the pacing of the sequence all help to enhance WHY the sequence is a part of the story and what it is trying to within the larger narrative of the story. It's a lot to consider. The first thing I always consider is the, WHY. Why is this sequence in the story and what is the point of view. Once you know that, or are simply told what that is by your director, then you stage the shots and the pace the cutting of the sequence to support that. If it's an emotional "acting" scene, you probably won't have a lot of cutting or crazy camera moves, if it's an action sequence, it will probably have lots of cutting and many quick shorter shots as opposed to very long shots for the characters to act. Thanks for having a look at my work. Best,Darren