Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Burning the midnight oil

More frames from the Lincoln Mercury storyboards done for Y & R in Irvine, California.

Many of these frames had automobiles in them and because of the tough deadline, I could not add details such as highlights and chrome trim as I usually do with white paint.

No reference for the cars was supplied by the agency, luckily I found a few images on the internet that helped a great deal. Sometimes I've even gone to a car dealership and taken reference photos.



This was a fast and furious way to spend a weekend, I did manage to meet the deadline, the time difference between California and Michigan helped a bit. The only way to handle an assignment like this is to keep the renderings loose and fresh, they all must be of the same quality. You can not start out with very tight renderings and do loose ones at the end, the frames should be uniform. ....AND you can't miss the deadline !!!


Oscar Solis said...

Nice boards. Killer deadline. I can sympathize. I did the initial boards for a National Lampoon film. I was suprised to find they wanted the whole script storyboarded and done in 12 days, and, at that point, they had enough money for one guy to do the boards. Luckily, the director had a set of stick figure layouts for me to follow. I got the job done (all pencil, no color-thank God!), but that last day I drew 96 frames and my hand ended up swollen.

Needless to say, I took the next 2 days off.

Again, thanks for posting your work.

Harry Borgman said...

Hi Oscar,
Thanks for your comment. The situation that you had was a real nightmare, that's got to be some kind of a record for the Guinness book. Early in my career as an illustrator working in Detroit I experienced many terrible deadlines during car catalog season, All Detroit artists worked many odd hours then. It actually was a great period with lots of opportunity that just doesn't exist today.

Charlie Allen said...

HARRY....Absolutely fabulous story board/marker renderings of the cars....and backgrounds. Hurried, but fresh and competent. Without reference....give me a break! You didn't give a date for those....would like to know. Thanks....I'm about out of here....but keep on keepin' on. Great to see.

Harry Borgman said...

Thanks Charlie,
I always appreciate your comments.Those frames were done sometime before I quit doing storyboards which was in 2004, so it was probably 2002 or 2003, not quite sure.