I am still working on the storyboard for the next episode of my horror / science fiction / fantasy web series called Shadows of Prey and I can say that this one ended up being a bit tough. Since I am storyboarding each cut or action from the short, the storyboard features 78 frames. (Just if you want to compare: The storyboard for the first episode, The Cellar, included 9 or 10 frames.)
When I was a freelancer and had some gap days or weeks between my paid jobs, I was used to draw between 20 and 65 frames within three days. It was tough, but worth it, because after these nonstop drawing sessions the storyboards were done.
Now, being employed, I can realistically draw for 20 to 25 minutes, when I’m lucky about 60 minutes a day – all of it during my shaky train rides. I guess that I will have to change my style to draw my storyboards – again. Of course, I will finish the current board in the style I am currently working on, but I think that I will have to go for a much more simplified and faster way to draw in order to cope with my limited resources and growing projects.
Below you can see some of the first frames of the storyboard for The Ballerina. Let me know what you think about them in the comments below. 🙂