We shot reference videos for our final AP1 assignments today. Was fun but had headache so couldn't help out too much :(
My feel for the scene is that Malcolm has spent the day putting things into storage and having a good sort out. This is the last box he has to put away so he's quite tired out at this point. When he places the box down and turns around, a rat has appear in his path! He's not too pleased with this company so he tries to catch it in a box, though what he's going to do after... well, he hasn't thought that far ahead...
Anyway, here's mine:
I really liked Scott's reaction to the 'rat' so I'm thinking of having that in my animation. I'd been switching between entering from a starcase (cellar) or from a ladder (loft) but I think I'll stick with the original idea of a cellar for simplicity.
This is the original roughed out storyboard:
Spent some time drawing Malcolm, so that I could draw him in poses later.
Roughing out an idea for the scene (when I was thinking about having it as a loft).
The first attempts at drawing Malcolm's emotions. These are awful...
Again, still toying around with the scene being a loft. These are of Malcolm entering the loft with a heavy box.
Playing with some facial expression ideas.
Been trying to get some shocked/scared poses down. Glad we did the reference because it was so hard trying to find the right pose and I think Scott nailed it in the reference better than I could find/imagine.