Friday, January 6, 2017

Warner Brothers Batman Animated TV Series, Episode /"Off Balance" (Day 22)

Bruce Timm is a master at drawing beautiful women, but, like most heterosexual “good-girl” artists, his beautiful woman mostly look alike (his “clone of desire”, to quote Dale Lazarov), with subtle variations. That said, I’m pretty sure Bruce based his design for Talia off of Charlotte Rampling. I know for a fact that Andrea Beaumont, from “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm”, was based of Lauren Bacall. In fact, “Andrea” wasn’t “Lauren” enough for my tastes when I was doing my storyboards for B:MotP, so I spent an evening sketching the actress off freeze frames of her movies (specifically, "Cobweb") and went off-model when boarding, working from my sketches, not Bruce’s design (which, during my phase of the production, was only one angle with no turns or attitudes). 

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 61 through 65 of  “Off Balance”, Act 3. 

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