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The Leash

Latest Progress:

I am happy to finally be able to post some progress, though not as much as I would like. I had been hoping to finish, or at least have a rough draft of some storyboards before I left on my Alaska Vacation with my family, but to no avail.

So! This is what I've got so far. I've also ordered myself a new tablet with hopefully better feedback, so when I return I can draw my boards directly into the computer as opposed to having to scan things in, which has been one of my many difficulties.

I've also been meaning to post the entire story of "The Leash" which was actually already written out in document form, but I will have to wait until I get home to retrieve that file. Good luck everybody, and I'll see you all in two weeks (though you can bet I'll be skeaking to my internet from time to time to check on the class ;P).

Hi Everybody!

So I decided to go with The Leash story. It's a story I've told verbally (on stage for a class), and the one I think will be perfect for me to practice on for my first time storyboarding. I still love the Crist Flakes story, but I think that would be better illustrated at another time when my skills are more refined. I'm also going to be going to Alaska for the first two weeks of August, so I feel more confident to be able to approach this story and hopefully finish before I leave.

I'm going to be going the classical way and using paper and pencil/pen, as my tablet is broken and had to be sent back for replacement. But no worries! I feel more comfortable with traditional media, so it's just as well.

I'm working on concept sketches of the character now, so when I get them better compiled I will post what I have. Hope everybody else is enjoying the class!!

Hi guys,

So I'm bouncing around about three different ideas and I'm not sure which one to go with. I was hoping to get some feedback to figure this whole thing out. Tell me which is your favorite, or which would be the most interesting to board, etc.

In the meantime, I'll try to fix my tablet's glitches and hope I can get it up and running. If not, I'll be working on pad and paper.

1.) The Leash - a story of when I was about 3 years old, and as we were passing a park I was specifically told I couldn't go play - which seemed a horrible waste. I made a break for it, but my parents caught up to me and put me on a "leash." It was a Big Bird wrist band. Years later when sifting through old stuff I found the leash... and discovered that the "lock" was just velcro... and I could have escaped at any time...

2.) The New Kid - the day I meat who would be my best friend for years to come. We were in second grade and it was her first day at a new school. I recognized that loneliness and offered to show her around the playground. After showing her everything and ending up back where we had met minutes before, she burst into tears, because she had been very sad and scared and hadn't expected such kindness from a total stranger. We stayed friends from that moment on.

3.) Christ Flakes - I was very literal as a child. In particular I remember my first day at church when I really started to listen to the sermon. I had skipped breakfast that day, and I was really hungry, so when he brought out juice and bread I got excited. When he started to describe them as "Blood" and "Flesh" I started to get really freaked out. Questions burst fourth from my mind. What kind of place was this? How did they take Jesus' skin and turn it into a six sided bread flake? How much of that did they have back there? How many Jesus' were frozen in the back waiting to be used for morning service? Was this a church for Vampires or for Zombies? Or both? Which one did I want to be? In the end I must have chosen zombie, because while I could refuse the wine/blood, which was icky anyway (and I was clearly under age), I was hungry enough to accept the bread/flesh.

Obviously some of these stories here are sillier than others. Tell me what you think!

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