Michelle Oliveira

Game artist at Big Hut Games

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Da Bomb!

Hey folks that are still here after 2 years this class was hold! I just discovered it a few days ago and decided to study about storyboard :D So let's get started!

1 - Coming up with three simple ideas

My life is boring, I'm boring. Outside the web I'm so shy I barely speak. This part was hard and I tried my best to not make up something as I did in almost all my compositions about my summer vacations in the school.

Kitty leaks - There are some leaks on my roof and when it rains it gets bigger and bigger. One day it got so big that my cat jumped on the shelves of my room and got inside one of these and he reached the ceiling. I tried everything to take him out. I tried his favorite cat food, his toys and I tried to call other humans to worship him so he would get out...I was really desperate.

I'm not a roach - My father is paranoid about cockroaches so one day he sprayed all the kitchen with insecticide. I mean, ALL the kitchen. I used to woke up really early when I was a kid and I took a cup to drink some water and the taste was terrible. I thought I was sick but it was only the insecticide. At least I could kill a roach if I had coughed next to one that day!

Da bomb - My boyfriend loves to cook crazy recipes. One day he asked me if I didn't want to eat the most perfect cake in the world with all the sugar, colors and candies I could put on it. It was my childhood dream, but in that time I was very afraid of dentures and overdose by sugar to try. I decided to be brave and make this cake with him! How it ended up is the best part and I'm saving it to the boards.

 2 - Choosing the best idea

I decided by Da bomb story because I can see an end on it.In the other stories I can't see it. My cat just was grabbed by me of the ceiling and in the roach case I didn't get any powers or anything special happened. The cake story otherwise was a good experiment and I think it's more appealing for me.

Researching

I searched images and interesting angles of people cooking!

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I decided to make some sketches of me and my boyfriend to get use to our expressions. I used some of our facebook pics. My mother said my nose is less potato and more cucumber, but I feel I kind of look like miss piggy from muppets sometimes so I kept the potato feel.

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And that's what I have so far! Critiques are more than welcome and I'm willing to learn more! 

3 - Paradigm

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4 - Thumbnails

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Really loose thumbnails. I confess I don't know if it should have been so loose.

3- Starting the board

Updating with half of my story

After I put all the images together I noticed I could make a better beginning, maybe showing the environment before the character and I need some transition between the supermarket and the house. I know it was 2 years ago, but if anyone is reading it and can provide a feedback that would be great!

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(I'm thinking of making the transition to the house as if the camera had reached inside my mouth and everything went black and then all come back in the house...too much craziness?)

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(Maybe I'll add some images of my boyfriend looking at me a little scared)

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(I should have told to my boyfriend this is nuts...ice cream inside a cake???)

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