The second assignment in my Storyboard class was to do the exact same story again– but this time with human characters (I’m the only one who chose cats originally– odd?!), and in a specific other artist’s style. My randomly chosen artist was Bernie Wrightson, a horror comics artist who emerged in the 1960s. His style is dark, moody, and minutely detailed. He tends to have a full value range on every panel of his comics, and uses spot blacks dramatically.
The amount of things I learned about proper storyboard notation from the first to second assignment is astounding. You can tell that I picked up tons of information about camera angles, framing, and action/dialogue notation. But just wait ’til you see the stuff I started doing after this. I think I’m in love with storyboarding, now!