View Full Version : Lights, Camera, Draw #1 = Frankenstein
08-15-2012, 01:02 AM
Ok guys so here we are, I'm call my first sequential challenge. So you wanna get into comics right, but you don't have as much experience with storytelling as you do with just plain old drawing? Well this is an exercise intended on giving anyone of any skill level a chance to practice just that.
Objective: Gain storytelling experience while re-interpretting movie scenes into comic book pages. All decision making is up to you: what to emphasize about the story and why/how is all on you. What do you think is important here?
Rules: Take the screen shots provided and draw up at least 2 at most 4 consecutive comic book pages. Please don't trace push yourself and don't take the easy way out. *all around redraws are fine too if thats what you wanna do just hold on to the idea behind the scene
Deadline: Next month 9/15
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb431/r3motecontrol/th_frankenp1.jpg (http://s1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb431/r3motecontrol/?action=view¤t=frankenp1.jpg)http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb431/r3motecontrol/th_frankenp2.jpg (http://s1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb431/r3motecontrol/?action=view¤t=frankenp2.jpg)http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb431/r3motecontrol/th_frankenp3.jpg (http://s1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb431/r3motecontrol/?action=view¤t=frankenp3.jpg)http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb431/r3motecontrol/th_frankenp4.jpg (http://s1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb431/r3motecontrol/?action=view¤t=frankenp4.jpg)
Synopsis:This scene is actually the first time that Frankenstein's monster is shown. The main action of the sequence is that the peaceful side of the creature is shown as the doctor opens a sky window and shows the creature day light and the monster seems calm. All that is shattered as the assistant steps too close with a torch and startles the creature, the doctors are forced to wrestle him down. And fade out.
So who wants to train with me?
08-15-2012, 01:07 AM
I'm in! Sounds fun, do you have a link to the video of those screens by chance?
08-15-2012, 01:13 AM
Did photobucket drop the resolution?
08-15-2012, 01:17 AM
Its clear, I never actually watched Frankenstein haha, so wanted to see that in action. Maybe I'll have time to get the movie and watch before I start.
08-15-2012, 01:21 AM
PM me your email maybe i can zip my copy for ya.
08-15-2012, 11:03 PM
aiight, i read a lot of your posts, Reggie....im in. Not sure why I cant see your photobucket pics at home...I was able to see them at work
08-15-2012, 11:16 PM
DIS thanks for coming around buddy, and i just got a photobucket down for maintenance prompt. You can pm me your email addy and i can send you a zip file of all reference. And to anyone who wants in feel free to post WIP's lets help each other out along the way.
08-18-2012, 04:57 PM
Id like to do this, but next month. Im gonna be on vacation soon and wont have time to dedicate to this.
08-21-2012, 05:54 PM
Awesome Walril thanks for showing interest! And don't be afraid to throw out some rough page layouts just as warm up either.
08-27-2012, 05:35 PM
Hope everyone had the best of luck with their monthlies and are now switching gears and making good progress here.
08-28-2012, 08:25 AM
I have to start soon, I have a 300 piece due for NYP's brawl Thursday midnight.
08-28-2012, 11:49 PM
thats cool tho thanks for checking in.
08-29-2012, 04:09 PM
My rough layouts for pages 1-2, drawn with ballpoint + fine sharpie at around print size. I anticipate drawing these in the pro format of 11x17.
Critiques and comments welcomed and highly encouraged!
09-12-2012, 12:15 AM
Anyone else been working on these?
09-14-2012, 11:48 PM
I have a brief layout, I'll post what I have even if it isnt complete by tomorrow night. I like what I see so far from yours, Reggie. Sorry for my delay, ran into something while working on my pummel piece and sketch studies.
09-15-2012, 06:04 PM
Still planning to post today....
09-15-2012, 08:12 PM
@ ReggieR3mote - I planned out a bigger narrative to include all of the stills, but didnt get to it. This was a relaxing challenge.
09-16-2012, 10:45 PM
WOW DIS!!! I had no idea you were still even gonna try and come through man i'm sorry for not having my work done so that we could get a poll going over here but thanks a ton. (if you want i'll try and bust out a page so that we can post a poll for fun here in the challenges section but your the only one that came through so its up too you). And seriously tho these are f**king awesome! I hope you learned a lot from this idea.
09-17-2012, 12:09 AM
Ok you made me feel like a b*tch so i put in another hour on this and feel its completed enough to get up since its a day late (from my own dead line i am a b*tch).
Crappy scan also i don't usually use my scanner when i'm working at 11x17 i hate piecing together the art.
09-17-2012, 01:16 AM
Yall did very good, amazing job D.I.S.. I apologize again for having nothing, I decided to work and finish my first pummel. This is a great idea for a challenge and I hope it continues.
09-17-2012, 03:02 AM
@ JDB1987 - Thanks!
@ ReggieR3mote - I considered this more of a training camp. If you feel the need to compensate me, set up another one! Im down to do that as well. This was very relaxing and got me in the mood for Halloween. I hope you keep this up cuz I genuinely enjoyed it.
09-17-2012, 08:39 AM
Ok if you guys are seriously down I'll do another and have it up and running by friday at most. I didn't already have one setup cause i though everyone forgot but you DIS you really came through actually still super happy about that. Next one i'm thinking a fight scene maybe? Use this time to hone in on some action scenes. Thoughts? And I might ask a mod if i can do these over in the community projects section so that maybe we can get some more run off traffic.
09-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Alright here's the deal Scmarooney is cool with this going in the community projects and is down with the idea. I'm thinking about bumping down the deadlines to a straight up 2 week deadline and nothing is mandatory since this will turn into a sketch group. I'm going to post just 2 sheets of boards (panels / screen shots) and anyone can do as much or as little, people can do a sketch study of one shot or go full on and turn the given information into a comic book page.
09-17-2012, 09:56 PM
I'll start this as of next monday in the community projects area.
09-18-2012, 03:24 PM
^10-4. Maybe some stills from like, Enter the Dragon? Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Just some suggestions...
09-18-2012, 03:29 PM
DIS: good suggestions man i've been thinking of fight scenes too like the last boxing sequence from Snatch. But halloween is coming up so i might do another horror movie soon.
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