Monday, January 2, 2017

Warner Brothers Batman Animated TV Series, Episode /"Off Balance" (Day 18)

My recollection is that I was, once again, working ahead of the background designer, Ted Blackman, when storyboarding this final sequence, set in the clock tower. If this be the case, then I have to take responsibility for the staircase Batman and Talia are ascending is constructed of wood instead of stone blocks, like the tower itself. It’s not a  problem until Sc. C 58, when the sonic drill destroys the staircase behind our two heroes. Actually, it’s not a problem exactly, it’s just it would have looked slightly cooler to destroy stone blocks than wood.

Also, I had a hard time with the fore-shortening on Talia in panels 5 & 6 of C58, having her body interact convincingly with the staircase, in spacial terms, was a drawing challenge I didn’t quite rise to. 
The difficulty was, in panel C58 #6, if I made her left foot as big as it should have been to interact convincingly with the riser of the step, it would have seemed too huge, almost grotesque.

I am doing a serialized post of my storyboard for the Batman: The Animated Series, episode 406 550, entitled “Off Balance”. I did this storyboard, I believe, in 1992, and it was aired on November 23, 1992 as the 44th  episode. I boarded much of Act 1, part of Act 2 and most of Act 3. 

Today I am posting pages 41 through 45 of  “Off Balance”, Act 3. 

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