What sort of revisions do storyboard revisionists make?
For me it’s : redrawing characters to keep them on model- adding backgrounds to scenes- adding more poses so the dialogue is enhanced- once in a while I’ll get to re-board a scene if Standards and Practices says that there have to be changes (board artists are busy working on the next board so they don’t have time for that)
A late congratulations on the Adventure Time episode! I was just curious, how did you pick up storyboarding? Is it something you just had to get a crash course in by observing and practicing it in action? Did making comics for all those years help out? Maybe you just studied it and the answer is super simple. Does Dirtbike ever drool? My gf's cat does. It's gross and adorable. Grodorable.
I know so little about technical storyboarding(technique and camera movements) but I feel more confident in jokes and dialogue and coming up with stories- so that’s where that balances out!
Having done comics for a while seems to help a bit- but a Storyboard is like drawing a super inefficient comic. Every pose and movement has to be tracked versus in a comic I can have a person sitting in a room and then suddenly be in another room.
I bought books on storyboarding and would study whatever boards I could find online~~
For Adventure Time, Adam Muto did so so so much and the revisionists corrected every mistake I made- so it’s all a huge team effort!!
Dirtbike doesn’t drool, but she purrs nonstop (like an engine, hence the name Dirtbike!)
I'm sooo envious!! How did you become a story board artist?? How do you apply??
I was contacted by AT after they saw my comics online, they asked if I wanted to do a test, I said yes- I did ok, and was asked to do some freelance revisions, I said yes and did ok, then they asked If I wanted to do a board and I said yes and here we are.
Hi Madeleine! Another drawing grunt here to axe you a question. This may be too general (two possible army puns!) but how do you get started in the animation field? Is it technical prowess, connections, exposure, sheer willpower, or an assortment of all of the above? Any response would be cool, I value your opinion. :) Thankie kindly.
I put comics up on the internet for many years, animation people saw them and asked me if i wanted to take tests for shows and after a while I got lucky that there was a full time position open!
Hey, going off the Copic thing, I've been building my collection since Christmas and I'm finding myself at a lack for storage space for my growing collection. Do you use any of the official storage dealies or do you use a jury rigged solution?
Hi Madeleine! May I ask, what brand of markers do you use for coloring? I like how the color overlays on your lastest posts!... Also I wanted to let you know what a big inspiration you've been to me! I've always love illustration but never had the guts to try to learn and be serious about it, I really want to learn and be good, thanks for sharing your work!! Greetings from Venezuela xxxx!!
I use Copic Markers! They can be expensive, but I have slowly been buying one every couple months or so and I’ve built up a nice collection. The neat thing about them is that they are numbered:
(photo from Copic Website) And through tutorials I learned that a really cool way to blend them is by shading in two number intervals ( e.g. if your base is Y15, use Y17 for shadows etcetc) I started off with Greyscale markers because they look neat, and add a little bit of volume to regular sketches~
Copic also has a lot of tutorial videos on their youtube channel, and you can find lots of neat tricks by searching for them either on Tumblr or Deviantart!
I like to find photographs of nature and re-draw them with markers, to learn shading and shapes and colors- it’s pretty fun!