Seventy 7 Studio Storyboards

At the very beginning of August I started an internship at Seventy7 Studios located in Royal Oak, Michigan. During my internship so far I have gotten to do a couple storyboarding assignments. This is the reason I wanted this internship badly. It is an amazing experience because doing the assignments really pressed me outside my comfort zone. From storyboarding work pushing me outside my comfort zone I am growing as an artist and a person, and I am thrilled. I also adventured to a shoot with the team, and also another tough but rewarding experience. Getting to see the magic of cinematics is extremely amazing both in an experience and educational standpoint. I am hoping for more great opportunities in the future, and below is some samples from my assignments.

The first assignment I got (known by “Fair”) is about this character who makes his living by being a clown. His life is not the easiest, but during a show he sees a child being dragged away by a man passing out candy. Sensing danger, he flees to the girl’s rescue and shoots the man to help the girl. The clown gets arrested for killing the man, but the clown did what he thought is best and is happy for that. This is a huge 80 shot story I boarded, so I provide a little sample from the work. In this scene he is contemplating shooting himself, but decides not to and goes to shower.

The next project is a fish skydiving into a fishman’s hands. Confused, the fisherman looks up and sees a ton of fish falling. Possibly for some commercial project.

Patreon and my 100 Days of Illustrating and Animating Challenge

From January 1st to April 10th 2016 I pushed myself to create work outside of class to hone my skills. Hence my 100 Days of Animation and Illustration project came to be. It really benefited me with learning more about animation and I enjoyed experimenting. The work ranged from illustrations to storyboards to animations. Everyday I put these on my Patreon page while doing the project. For those that have not heard of Patreon it’s a site where art can be pledge money monthly from people, and the artist provides with them with art, photoshop documents, WIP videos or other things. I plan to keep giving myself projects like filling sketchbooks or artist challenges to keep me drawing in the future. To see my Patreon page click here.

 

Below is some samples of work I did for my 100 Day Project and to see all of it click here.

Illustration of a character from Transistor

Illustration of a character from Transistor

Style emulation. Drawing my friend's character in the style of this  artist

Style emulation. Drawing my friend's character in the style of this artist

Animating Practice

Animating Practice

Illustrating a friend's cat if they were more human (yes, they are a neckbeard).

Illustrating a friend's cat if they were more human (yes, they are a neckbeard).

Illustration of Courage

Illustration of Courage

Sonic in someone's style to practice my cartooning.

Sonic in someone's style to practice my cartooning.

I spent a couple of weeks creating a story with boards and did animatics of some of the parts for practicing storyboarding and animating.

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Character and World Design Project

In Character and World Design our class built a world and each group built a race in that world. The race I created is the Wugoys which is a group of monkey-like creatures that can glide around, but are unable to fly. The Wugoy live in the sky (or the ground since this world’s design is based on the holo world theory), and they do not leave since they cannot fly back there.

First iterations to determine how I wanted the Wugoy race to look (bipedal v quadrupedal, where the wings are, proportions, etc.)

First iterations to determine how I wanted the Wugoy race to look (bipedal v quadrupedal, where the wings are, proportions, etc.)

Breakdown explaining the silhouettes more.

Breakdown explaining the silhouettes more.

Detailed Head Silhouettes

Detailed Head Silhouettes

Going into the anatomy of the Wugoys

Going into the anatomy of the Wugoys

Anatomy Breakdowns of how the wings work.

Anatomy Breakdowns of how the wings work.

Other Conceptual facts

Other Conceptual facts

Mat painting depicting the world of the Wugoys.

Mat painting depicting the world of the Wugoys.

Sketch concepts for potential elder Wugoys

Sketch concepts for potential elder Wugoys

Concept for an elder Wugoy

Concept for an elder Wugoy

Concept art for Lindao. Lindao is the eldest son of the past Wugoy leader and current leader (main elder) of the Wugoys

Concept art for Lindao. Lindao is the eldest son of the past Wugoy leader and current leader (main elder) of the Wugoys

Concept Art for the past leader of the Wugoys (who is also Lindao's mother)

Concept Art for the past leader of the Wugoys (who is also Lindao's mother)

After creating this history for the species I created a storyboard for them. This storyboard takes place in the past where Lindao's mother is still leading. In the storyboards the Wugoys attacked by another race who have far superior technology. Lindao's mother tells the other Wugoys to flee to safety. (Below is a small sample of the boards created telling the story)