You’ve probably already heard of (and maybe even participated in) the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of and raise money for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)! Read more about it here: http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html.

It took a while, but character-Jackie finally got ice-dumped! Don’t worry, I drew the ice to be very cold. XD Real-life Jackie will do the honors of donating. If you haven’t been nominated yet, Chibird would love to nominate you. No pressure though, don’t buy ice or waste too much water- just do good for a good cause. ^^

How many drawings in a storyboarded sequence? Well, here’s one. Sequence, that is. At the end of “Lilo & Stitch,” we were cataloging and packing up our story drawings. We got to talking about how thick the piles were. Eventually someone suggested we take a picture of the drawings for one sequence. We used the floor of a large open meeting room in the Florida studio, and brought in a scissor lift as a platform for the photographer. Then we spread out the drawings. We were all surprised just how large an area they covered. Bela Temesvary shot the picture. Then he suggested I sit in the middle of them for posterity.

Now, if you’re still reading, bear in mind that this is not just one sequence from the film, but one VERSION of one sequence. Sharp-eyed observers will note that this is the obsolete chase sequence that featured a 747. That version was dropped after September 11. So this entire thing wasn’t used. Nor is this the first version of this sequence — I boarded it at least once before this. So this is probably version 2. I boarded it again from scratch at least one more time after this one was scrapped.

It’s important when talking about a traditionally animated film to clarify that these are not animation drawings, as some people have mistakenly assumed. I’m not an animator; I work in story. So these drawings were for story pitches and the story reel.

Most people board on Cintiq now, but I still do it on paper. It’s nice to have original drawings to sit on at the end.

#chrissanders #liloandstitch #disney #animation #storyboarding #tbt

For better proportions using references

"My Teacher in animation has noted that even though you try to use your left hand side of the brain when drawing, the right hand side always has their influences through symbolised versions of what your drawing which is what when your trying to draw realistic things can end up looking disfigured.

two ways to stop this is

1. turn the reference upside down and draw it that way as it tricks the right side of the brain that its something it doesnt recognise  and you can use your left side of the brain fully.

2. negative space drawing (works better for inanimate objects), rather than looking at the object and drawing that, look at the spaces around the objects and draw those, you should end up with a space that is almost exactly the shape as the object, then you can draw the “details” that are on the object.”

Submitted by: drunktitan

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