Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rare storyboard stuff






Storyboard section from Jimmy's Impossible Accidents, never produced, 1994-95.

9 comments:

Shawn Dickinson said...

Whoah! These drawings are good enough to make me happy for a lifetime.

"Jimmy's Impossible Accidents"...what a perfect title for a cartoon!

Jim Smith said...

Thanks Shawn, we did maybe 3 or 4 storyboards for short cartoons starring Jimmy and never got them made. This board copy is all that's left in my collection though there are scattered sketches of other stories.

Paul B said...

Hi Jim, maybe I'd made you this question before

What size is each of the frames in which you draw?

Awesome drawings by the way, love your work.

Allyn said...

shame cartoons like this aren't on in cinemas before movies, would be the perfect place to showcase and get audiences warmed up for features.

Jim Smith said...

Paul, for storyboards, it is usually about the size of a double-wide post-it, but most people now work on the Cintiq which can be any size they like. Some of the older guys will use full size 12 field animation paper which is layout size also and translates well. I will use any size that's convenient at the time but post-its are perfect.

Paul B said...

wow! Im amazed by the quality of your drawings in such small size of paper!

This are post-it size?

thanks for answer!

Vincent Waller said...

Beauty

ryan said...

AWESOME storyboards Jim! I like how you draw Jimmy!

Jim Smith said...

Paul, actually these boards were done on larger size panels, about 6 and 1/2" x 4 and 1/2" but standard board size is the same as double wide post-its about 4" x 2 1/4". For some reason no one knows, they stopped making white post-its which I like because they can be used to do revisions and blend in with the regular storyboard paper.