"Stephen & Cooper" Storyboard Portfolio
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    A collection of storyboards for my childhood stories, "Stephen & Cooper" that developed over the course of three years in animation and illustrat… Read More
    A collection of storyboards for my childhood stories, "Stephen & Cooper" that developed over the course of three years in animation and illustration classes at the Maryland Institute College of art. See the project's process blog for the making of the short film "Stephen & Cooper: Moving Day" here: redhuskyanimation.tumblr.com Read Less
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"Stephen & Cooper:" Moving Day
STORY VARIATION #1 | EARLY STORYBOARDS
 
Index Cards | Col Erase Pencil | 2014
STORY VARIATION #2 | THUMBNAIL SKETCHING ON THE GO

MOLESKINE Pocket Sketchbook | Ink & Pencil 2014

Keeping this book handy with me on campus and at home alowed me to muse and improve the story on the spot to transfter the visuals into creating an animatic later and begin the animation.
CAMERA LAYOUT | SPREAD #1

Col Erase Pencil | Bristol Board | 2014

This is a layout spread to plan camera movement around the environment for an important story moment. The truck pulls into the driveway, revealing and introducing the house to the audience, the family's new home

This establishes how the little boy reacts toward the environment he finds himself in. The landscape is absolutely beautiful, so vast and open, and the house itself is huge and very grand... but so big that the boy feels a little overwhelmed seeing it for the first time.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT | WARM UP SKETCHING & DRAWING

Graphite Pencil Animation Paper | 2015 & 2016

After establishing the main characters, I worked on designing how they would look once animated, focusing on body structure and posture, but also giving them a personality and raw emotion in breathing life into each drawing.
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT | COOPER SKETCHES

Graphite Pencil | Wacom Tablet | 2015

Exploring anatomy, body structure and surface lighting using sketching and rendering techniques, in addition to applying the line of action, energetic curves, and planting the character in 3D Space to create depth.
COLOR KEYS
 
Graphite & Col Erase Pencils | Color Adjustments in Photoshop | 2013 - 2015
 
Capturing emotion visually and exploring how to make an audience feel through sequential images and color temperature.
"RIVER DREAMS"
STORYBOARD PRACTICE

Graphite &
Col Erase Pencil | Retouched in Photoshop | 2013

Learning to lead the eye panel to panel with characters and camera movement.
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