Thursday, December 07, 2006

Workbook Series #4: Lilo & Stitch "Aloha 'Oe" Sequence Part 1





©Disney.
Schedule has been pretty busy so Im posting a workbook series for now. This is the most tender moment and probably the longest sequence in Lilo & Stitch. I'll save the other half for next time. You may notice that some of the shots has been modified. Nani is bidding farewell to Lilo by singing "Aloha 'Oe". Originally, we have Cobra Bubbles pull up into the driveway. He saw this emotional moment and decided to leave to come back the next day. So here is the original workbook version that I did and it's easy to follow along with the story. Also posted is the rough layout for the establishing shot of the hammock.

32 comments:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Spectacular work !!! Really superb concept pic and the storyboards are fab !!

Shuku said...

Absolutely. Gorgeous.

See me do the Lilo happy sigh. It's beautiful, Armand. I'm going to go back and study those story boards. A lot!

--Shuku

craig said...

wonderful. Such mood...very nice

Balkandude said...

Good job man!

Hans said...

Wow Armand, you're one talented individual!!! The mood you created in the "moon piece" is amazing. Love that little totem pole guy.
Really cool workbook as well. Great storytelling and excellent compositions.

Talk to you soon. Take care:)

Hans

Anonymous said...

What wonderful mood! Thanks a lot for sharing that. And the layout is amazing too! :)

este é o meu corpo said...

;) nice work;)

Frasier Olivier said...

Excellent.
O.F.

David Malan said...

Great, each of these storyboard could stand on their own as great drawings. the enviroment is fantastic of course. beautiful detail work.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!! That's one of the most emotional scene in Lilo!! Great to see these production artworks!! :)

kcirbuk said...

Excellent Work!!!

Cherrs.

Paco K.

Anonymous said...

More Beauties!!!!!!

thank you!

James Cordeiro said...

Thanks a lot for its commentary Armand, I was very happy also for having known its work, you is a fantastic professional, these storyboards are incredible. Congratulations!!!! Big hug

Marcos Mateu said...

Respek!
These are both nice pieces of artwork and good cinematic work!

Jeremy Spears said...

Thanks for posting these dude! Your work really inspires me! I'm working on a project right now I'd love to pick your brain on a few shots I'm trying to work out. See ya!

-Jerm

A.Llupia said...

Really nice storyboards,and layout work!i enjoyed watching it twice again.Greetings

Mark said...

Great atmosphere and camera angles, truly wonderful work.

John Nevarez said...

Beautiful work Armand!! Really love this sequence for its heart. The layout is truly beautiful!!

Dave said...

Beautiful and moving. Your lighting really pushes that mood - amzing stuff.

The Laughing Chimp said...

Truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing it with us.

marcobucci said...

You've got such a solid grasp on so many facets of drawing! I look at your layouts and admire the values and composition, then I look at your workbook sketches and admire the storytelling. Superb work.

Ale said...

Thanks for these, Armand.
Beautiful work and very strong storytelling. Can't wait to see the second bunch ;)
Take care, Ale

Anonymous said...

You always blow me away Armand! Your work inspires me a lot.
Have a great day,
Sebastien

Mark McDonnell said...

Hey man. Amazing work as usual. I love the tonal passes on some of the panel as well. The top three are AMAZING man. You are such a talent.

I do have one question though. Okay, so you have established the staging in the boards, now you go ahead and do a rough layout to be used as reference, or is it a suggestion? Did you create the final BG or was it passed on to someone in the layout department, even though you are in that department . . .but doing the workbook sequence?

long winded MAC

Mark McDonnell said...

I hope you are well too Armand, with work and life.

: )

MAC

Angelo said...

whowowo man this is too much :)
just ammazing...And pluss that is one of my fav animated movie evverrrr :)
Look ot here from you
Angelo

Antonio Santamaria said...

Hi Armand,
I also work as storyboard artist here in Spain, from 10 years ago... and it's a pleasure to see this panels from you...
Great with the visual narrative.... and the pencils, the expressions, well, everything!!!
I would like also to wish you merry christmas and a magnificent 2007, too.
Best!

Toni

Anonymous said...

wow, these just blew my mind! fantastic artwork!

Armand Serrano said...

Hey Mark,
Rough layout (animation poses, bg drawing, camera mechanics) will be used as a reference by animator to begin with . When animation is completed, rough layout goes back to layout and whoever is available cleans it up (clean-up layout). Then clean-up layout will be the reference for both bg artist and scene planning (for camera). Hope this answer your question.

Armand Serrano said...

Thank you all for the comments. More Lilo workbooks coming soon.

Mark McDonnell said...

Thank you so much for answering the questions of a squaller. Such impressive work man. I need to get my rear in gear and start bustin' out, hopefully with a touch of class and vision like your pieces. I can't thank you enough for answering my questions.

I hope you and your family have a happy, healthy, MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Hope to see you soon,

MAC

martin wittig said...

wow...