Thursday, November 2, 2017

Heart of Steel, Part Two, Act Three (Part Four)

Heart of Steel, Part Two, Act Three (Part Four)
Herein I present pages 51 through 64 to Act Three of the storyboard to the Batman Animated series episode #44, entitled “Heart of Steel Part Two”. This episode was directed by Kevin Altieri. I am posting the storyboard in serialized fashion. I boarded this section. 

In fact, I storyboarded the remainder of the act, all 122 pages of it. On Batman, when I got cranking, I could rough 15-20 pages a day or clean 15-20 pages a day. I was definitely moving a quite a clip on these. I was working in pencil because I was too insecure to clean up directly in ink. I might as well have, because there was very little erasing and re-drawing. In fact on our next episode, #406-550 (“Off Balance”), I did start cleaning directly in ink (or Pentel Razor Points, as I recall. I spotted the blacks with brush dipped in india ink, apparently not discovered the variety of fountain brush pens at this point (the spring of ’92.)

We were working ahead of the design crew, so it’s likely that I designed the cute little robot in scene C70. I know for a fact that I designed the BG for C77. In fact, I redrew it as an official BG for the episode. I’m not sure why I did’t go the whole distance and spot the blacks and gray tones. Possibly because I was working onto the next episode (“Off Balance”) at that point.

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