When I’m not exactly sure how to draw a pose, I draw it over and over and over on my sketchbook until I find one that I like. Of course it would probably be faster to just look up a reference, but this way I force myself to come up with poses without the need for a reference.
The first two shots of this week’s storyboarding assignment. There is no script restriction, we get to create whatever we want, but we have to choreograph a hand-to-hand combat.
My idea is to have a fight inside an office building, where I can destroy cubicles and blast through doors. Also thinking about doing bits of parkour just to make things more interesting. If this gets too hard, though, I’ll settle for a manly fistfight in a dark alley.
Week 6 assignment was to board a scene using Gollum’s monologue in LOTR: Two Towers. We were supposed to use two characters, but I’ve never done mirror play before so I thought I should try out something new, and I picked Joker because I can’t think of another character psychotic enough to do a Gollum monologue.
The entire animatic is timed but on some parts the audio is still a bit off-sync. I’m not sure why because when played on Storyboard Pro it sync’d up quite nicely. I could spend hours tweaking and exporting until it comes out perfect, but I’d rather move on to other things. Towards the end the boards get a bit more sketchy and the acting is less posed out because I ran out of time. Probably shouldn’t have started this the day before it’s due.
Audio Clip from “Lord of the Rings: The Two Tower”. Joker is (c) DC Comics.