Now these are a blast from the past… I made these comics back in 2003-2004 (10 years ago, dang!) and was reminded of them recently. All of these ideas came from doodles on a scrap piece of graph paper in math class back in highschool. Silly teenage humour, here. ;) I thought y’all might enjoy them, though, so I’m posting them here!
Finding it tricky to get back into the groove of drawing for myself now that the semester’s over. I’ve been scribbling in my sketchbook all day but I feel so stiff and out of practice. Hopefully I’ll get over it soon and I’ll have something to share!
"Mist-Covered Mountain" - By Heather L. Gilbraith
Pencil and Photoshop CS5.
Another school assignment, but one I’m actually proud of! :) Used a Scottish Gaelic song performed by the Rankin Family entitled "Chì Mi Na Mòrbheanna" for inspiration. It was drawn on Bristol paper with ebony pencil, then brought into Photoshop and coloured. Most of the work happened in Photoshop, to be honest.
The assignment was like this: We had to make an illustration that would serve as an inside spread for a vinyl LP, so 24” x 12”, based or inspired by a song, and using only three different colours. The three colours I chose were purple, orange, and turquoise blue. I’m not sure if there’s enough of a narrative implied, but I’m having fun imagining why this woman is here with her dog and what’s going through her mind.
There are a lot of things going on in this image that are new to me, but I enjoyed doing it. I hope you like it, too! And of course, comments and constructive criticism are always welcome. :)
My final storyboard assignment animatic. We had to introduce a character in 16 shots. While this includes some of the worst drawings I’ve ever done, I’m still proud of it; it moves! It’s like a little movie or something! That’s so cool! :D
Hope you like it! Apologies for the lack of sound.
Some old sketches . Silly.
Oh goodness, what I wouldn’t give for a Windstone Editions duck dragon sculpture. These are excellent, Melody!
Aaaaand here’s the finished Count Duckula storyboard exercise!
It’s certainly not perfect, and I’d love to spend more time on it if I could, but I gave up my weekend for this thing and I have other homework I need to do so it’s staying the way it is for now.
Still, I’m quite proud of it. :) I like storyboarding a lot. Maybe next time I’ll leave them as sketches instead of inking them, though… that took so much time.
It’s based on this episode: S03E07 (The clip I used starts at 3:08 and goes until 3:54)
My latest storyboard assignment, all finished up. Dang, it was a lot of work, and it totally doesn’t look like it, haha! Anyway, story, character designs and shooting script are by my partner in this assignment, Lilrenald, I just drew out the boards for her.
I was a little hesitant to post these, since storyboards aren’t usually examples of my best work, but I am super interested in storyboarding as a possible career, so I might as well share what I have! I’m hoping to get better and faster at these with more practice, these 18 shots took me way longer than they should have.
Comments and criticism would be greatly appreciated for next time I work on something like this. :)
They were drawn, inked and coloured in Manga Studio 5, using a board template provided by my teacher.