Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dragons: Riders of Berk

Wow.  Two posts in the same year!?  Progress.

A little over a year ago, I got loaned out to Dreamworks TV to work on the How to Train Your Dragon  TV show.  I got to storyboard one act of one episode.   The experience was kind of awesome and kind of hell.  Ha ha!  I loved the crew and my director.  And I was super excited that they gave me an action scene with these characters . I mean who doesn't want to draw flying dragons?  But I felt pretty overwhelmed by the TV schedule and the amount of time I had to finish the drawings. So I worked myself into the ground on this production.

You know you're working too hard when you're driving home on the 101, see a plane flying across the sky, and instead of thinking, "Look!  A plane!"  its, "Oh, there goes a night fury."

This episode, Race to Fireworm Island is set to air tonight on Cartoon Network at 7:30 PST. If you want to tune in.

The set-up for this chunk is that Astrid, Hiccup, and the gang are preparing to battle a villain named Alvin by playing a game of tag.  It was meant to be pitched digitally so hopefully you can click on one drawing and flip through them that way. Enjoy!