So, here’s some awesome storyboards I did for a video game commercial- a mobile game app called “Brave Frontier,” which is apparently very popular. I wish I had more time to play games myself! Jumped into this project and worked concurrently with some very talented concept artists and directors to establish a very cool look and mood for the piece.
In this commercial, we see two figures meet- on the sandblasted ruins of some ancient civilization- and they psyche each other out as they prepare to duel. They take turns evolving into more powerful forms of themselves, and summoning more allies, before the scale tips and they charge each other to fight! Here’s the boards.
It’s so fun to get to draw dramatic action, and I really liked the cool concept artwork the other artists were developing for the characters’ looks. Very inspiring. These are a little sketchier than I usually finish, but it worked, given the subject matter, and we didn’t have lots of time to polish anyway.
The final commercial, below, was certainly very true to the shots and compositions of storyboards- but at the risk of providing a personal opinion (which I always hesitate to do, as it is of little service to clients), I felt the final animation style was not as edgy as would have been better served to compliment the mood we sought- at least initially. There could have been any number of decisions made since my contribution, leading to the final product. As the storyboard artist, I’m one of the first in and first out, and things always evolve as the production continues.
Despite this, I had fun working on the project and I’m very proud of these drawings- I think they look cool!