disney storyboards

STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL’ SPOILER ALERT! These are untimed boards from the end battle of “Starcrushed,” the season 2 finale of “Star Vs. the Forces of Evil.”  There were story points I had to hit, but I still got to invent a lot of what happens. I had the honor of boarding alongside the talented Evon Freeman and Gina Gress for this episode.

Hey art guys, here’s a tip: Reverse storyboarding.

Watch a movie that you really like the art or composition of, and whenever the camera angle, viewpoint, or characters actions/interactions change noticeably, pause the movie and draw a little sketch of what you see. It doesn’t have to be gorgeous. This is just for you. Get down the layout of the composition, the placement and gestures of characters, or the lighting or color that is used to make that particular moment in time express that particular moment in the story.

You don’t have to pay anyone to teach you to do this. You are paying yourself forward. Your future art self will thank you for taking the time now to study masterfully created compositions, gestures, light/shadow, and settings/scenery. Think of how much your own compositions, gestures, use of light and shadow, and settings and scenery will improve!  

And plus you get to watch a movie you love.  <3 


Click https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByxhNbuNLcaIaW01Q0IydE9aU3M/view?usp=sharing for the whole thing!

Well, that happened.

This started out as a simple idea: I wanted to portray a possible season 3 scenario where a battle (with Toffee?) just took place, Marco is on Mewni with Star and lately he’s been realizing why his heart always jumps out of his chest when he sees Star. Realizing this was one thing - actually confessing is a whole ‘nother deal … (yes, he already broke up with Jackie)

This is a purely fanmade storyboard by me. I put a lot of effort, time and dedication into this though, so I would love, love, love if you guys share this so maybe, just maybe, @arythusa, @hug-bees or any other member of the Star vs the Forces of Evil crew could see this. It would mean the world to me.

Thanks for reading and enjoy this piece of shameless Starco fluff!


With Inktober approaching, here’s a way to do better drawings without having to buy an expensive inking pen.

Take a regular Sharpie and slice the tip to create an angle. That will give your drawings thick and thin lines which always looks better than drawings with uniform, even lines.

This is a trick that every Disney story artist I know has used (at least when they’re working on paper).


Walt Disney’s Cinderella by Mary Blair

This book is one of my most cherished possessions. It’s not only a beautiful children’s book, it’s also a piece of Disney history! All of the illustrations are Mary Blair’s enchanting, original storyboards for Walt Disney’s 1950 animated film, Cinderella. So much color! So much whimsy! So much pastel and painterly perfection!

Amazon link: Walt Disney’s Cinderella by Mary Blair


Monster - Sequence 23 - Thumbnails

Note : No spoiler - I went into this and added Yokai’s mask to cover up his identity if you haven’t seen the film.

These are my thumbnails before I boarded the sequence. Maybe one day I’ll try and post my boards.

We had an editorial meeting on this sequence and it originally didn’t have Baymax pursuing Yokai. It went right away to the team jumping in to fight off Baymax and Yokai escaping but John Lasseter challenged us to push it more and make Baymax feel like a serious and scary threat.

 This is one of those moments where it has to get done insanely quickly and a team comes together. We discussed it in editorial - development was done in layout and animation and then I jumped in and storyboarded the whole thing over a weekend based on the development. Layout reworked it and then Zach Parrish and his team did a beautiful job and brought it to life. Patrick Osborne had just finished Feast and he jumped in to help out animate too. What makes this sequence really AMAZING is the decision by Chris Williams, Don Hall, and composer Henry Jackman to drop out all the sound and let the score carry it. It’s incredible and as hard as it is for me to watch it’s one of the more impactful sequences in the film.

It’s an amazing and extremely troubling sequence because here’s our character that we’ve developed and love so much and in the blink of an eye he’s turned into a monster. It broke my heart boarding it which is why I knew it was right for the film. Hiro had violated not only Baymax’s protocol but my love for him as well. A very intense moment.


some screencaps of the story boards for Olaf’s frozen adventure i did when i was watchng The making of Frozen: A return to arendelle 


And just thinking about what this giant Arendelle gingerbread would look like in animated version makes me hungry!

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“But the rewards are eternal.” 
Pearls of story wisdom by Ronnie del Carmen

Covering story and character is mission one in this job. Tone and composition must serve the story.

Story jobs are very painful. You have to invest of yourself. Ready to discard. But the rewards are eternal. It’s writing of another level. But make no mistake. It is writing another draft

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