Peter Davies, London UK based freelance storyboard artist/visualiser/illustrator. Call 07956 247630 to book.
Aspirational young people enjoying the summer, grown men on skateboards, hipster painting a giant mural. Another thirty second commercial storyboarded.
It’s really interesting when I see how my frames compare to the finished commercial. Production company storyboard frames differ from advertising agency frames as they don’t have to be so ‘whizzy’ and ‘colourful’ because they are concerned with the practicality of filming for the director.
Drawing in Photoshop is also helpful because you can address things like depth of field more accurately, as well as adjusting the composition of shots. Frames constructed in layers can even be adjusted by the director after I’ve left the office, or sent them the layered files.
Production style storyboard frames created on my Wacom tablet, I’ve been increasingly working with commercials directors and production companies and I’m really enjoying working in black and white line.
I’m getting increasing amounts of briefs requiring animatic frames, moving limbs, cars, etc. It’s really interesting to bear this in mind whilst drawing in Photoshop layers though they take a little longer to complete. Much of it also seems to be destined for online media, which has opened up an entire new avenue of work for me.
A little while ago I worked for a production company creating concept visuals for the X Factor, this was really fun as after years of drawing conference visuals and sampling stands in supermarket car parks all the same principles came in to play. Once again all the layers were left in place for the art director to edit themselves if necessary.
Quick storyboard frames for a TV commercial concept, very literal and clear. Clean bright colours that can be edited by the Art Director/Producer themselves if need be.
Well, another year is almost over, where did 2014 go? I’ve been keeping myself out of mischief scribbling away on my Wacom tablet with various projects, and meeting the usual tight deadlines. Whether it’s been a concept visual for a TV show, or a storyboard that has been used to pitch a commercial for an ad agency, it’s been interesting in so many ways. The result of this, and moving house, has been I haven’t posted as much as I would have liked. However, here’s a small sample of some recent storyboard frames I’ve completed. I hope everyone has a really great Christmas and new year and that you take the time to possibly subscribe to this blog, or even bookmark it for future reference.