"Giant Woman" FULL STORYBOARD
Giant Woman Final board_06_28_13 by StevenCrewniverse
Written and Storyboarded by Joe Johnston and Jeff Liu
Storyboard Supervisor Kat Morris
Its very strange to look back at this episode almost a year after working on it. Jeff and I draw the show completely differently now, its like night and day. I’m very proud of this one though, it was my favorite for a while.
Giant Woman boards! I remember being blown away by Joe’s amazing Opal action sequence. Though, I am quite proud of the beetle terrarium joke I wrote for the ending.
10:40 pm • 6 March 2014 • 609 notes
after work doodle of my main gurl linalyyyyy
7:50 pm • 6 March 2014 • 232 notes
Another animation test I did at school in 2009. I made the whole thing in Flash CS3 (haha SO OLD AHHH).
One of the new features that came with CS3 was the Spray Brush. It created a randomly generated spray of a shape that you could choose. The tool was kind of interesting but mostly I found it annoying because it toggled on and off every time I pressed the hot key B for the Brush tool. I would be drawing a line, hit E really quick to erase, then press B again and suddenly spray dots all over my drawing. It was very easy to just undo the spray but it still was pretty irritating. (Eventually I realized you can disable the Spray Brush in the hot key preferences). I figured out though that you could set the Spray Brush to spray a pre-existing symbol, so for this test I animated a symbol comprised of some bubbles rising upwards. I then used the Spray Brush to create a ton of these bubble symbols at varying sizes. Lastly I selected a bunch of the symbols individually, flipped and scaled some, and had them start on different frames so that the animation wouldn’t look exactly the same on each bubble symbol. The end result was a really complicated bubble effect that looked kind of organic and cool. It also slowed down Flash a lot to process all those bubbles at once haha.
I could only find this really low-res render I made for a faculty review, unfortunately. I hope I find the original some day, it might be still on the server at school.
4:37 pm • 2 March 2014 • 285 notes
I found some old dance animation I did at school in 2009! I animated this straight ahead, meaning I animated one drawing at a time without planning out the poses beforehand. I felt most comfortable working this way when I started out, but I actually prefer animating pose to pose now. The cool thing about straight ahead animation for me back then was that I could feel the motion without really thinking or knowing what I was doing. After doing a lot of straight ahead, I gradually got a better understanding of animation principles which helped me think in a more concise pose to pose way.
1:12 am • 27 February 2014 • 380 notes
Happy Birthday Calum! (Calum Bowen is an amazing amazing musician!!)
5:55 pm • 26 February 2014 • 18 notes
Here’s some timed out boards I did for Amethyst and Pearl’s fusion dance in Giant Woman! (I drew these almost a whole year ago!)
By the way, Amethyst isn’t twerking, she’s doing the stanky leg.
11:26 am • 26 February 2014 • 10,590 notes