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!


Hwang Nguyen said...

That's awesome Heidi! I dig the drawings. There seem to be duplicate frames? by the way, GO PATRIOTS! :)

Michael Barquero said...

This is amazing! Nice to see all these drawings.