Storyboard to Production Art
With the storyboard approved, I was anxious and able to get to work on the actual production artwork. First I created detailed "tight" pencil drawings of all the elements--backgrounds, props, Santa--everything except one view of the client's product, a beer fermenter that was to be the showpiece of the last scene. This would be created from a photograph provided by the company.
Here are a few of the drawings:
|The bar with long shot of the fireplace. This was the most complex drawing of the whole project.|
|The mantle in closeup.|
Finally, there was the fermenter, a shiny stainless steel tank on a stand, with valves and pipes. Though I had good color photos of this, I felt that the lighting depicted was not right for the setting, so in Photoshop I stripped out all the color, made it into a high-contrast black-and white-image, and then deleted all but the most essential linear elements. This is what I then imported into Animate Pro:
|The fermenter in linear form.|
Next: Color and Movement, and the Finished Movie