1 Mar 2010

Storyboard: Work in progress

This is what I have so far. I find myself burning with red cheeks when drawing it - i guess this is the expressive drawing but after that kind of drawing I feel like all the strength is taken away and I'm sooo sleepy after that, I barely came back home really... but few cups of .. green tea ( yes, green tea is the key :D not coffee anymore :D ) I'll be good to continue :)


  1. Looks great Jolanta, the motion and movement in each shot is really amazing. :)

  2. Cheers Jordan :) I was amazed by your pre-vis test, we all today shared the same opinion :)

  3. Hey Jolanta - lovely expressive drawing - you can 'read' the movement even as thumbnails on my laptop - lovely stretchy legs...

    Meanwhile, I'm afraid I've got to turn your attention to Unit 5 already.... (sorry! - Quick, have some more of that green tea...)

    As part of your forthcoming Animation project (Unit 5), you will be participating in a series of 2D animation workshops with Meg Bisineer – a sessional lecturer coming to us from the Royal College of Art.

    Meg has asked that you equip yourselves with an ‘animator’s tool kit’. She recommends that you visit www.chromacolour.co.uk and purchase the following items BEFORE your first workshop on Friday 12th March.

    Economy grade 60gsm A4 punched (1000 sheets – pre-punched) - £22.99


    3-Pin Plastic Pegbar - £2.99


    The pre-punched paper and the pegbar are both necessary for the effective registration of your drawings. You will be working on your own individual A4 lightboxes – which the course is providing. Yes, it’s going to cost you some money, but the pre-punched paper and pegbar will save you a great deal of time and prep. See below for further requirements for your animator’s tool kit

    1) Sketchbooks: at least A5 size or bigger.

    2) Pencils: HB & 2B.

    3) Eraser / Sharpeners.

    4) A blue or red colour pencil.

    5) A4 paper - 60 gsm (60-80 sheets)*

    6) A strip of thick cardboard : 15cm x 2 cm*

    7) Masking tape*

    8) Paper knife*

    9) Ruler*

    *Note – these items are necessary if you DON’T order the specified supplies from Chromacolour – as Meg will show you a basic way to create an alternate means of registration.

    In terms of paper cost – share a box with a classmate and split the costs. The weight of the paper is important (60gsm) because it is translucent, thus allowing you to see through it to your previous drawings.

    Also – if you haven’t got your hands on a copy yet, you should get hold of the following

    The Animator's Survival Kit : A manual of methods, principle and formulas for classical, computer, games, stop motion and internet animators: by Richard Williams, published by Faber and Faber.

    The Fundamentals of Animation by Paul Wells, published by AVA Publishing.

    Meg has designed a very thorough curriculum for your 4 workshops - be amazing!

  4. Thats great :D to me buying art equopment is like buying toys for a child :) CHeers!

  5. You're always so cheerful, Jolanta! You're a breath of fresh air!