A few months ago I decided to make a short animation in homage to the Touhou Project game “Mystic Square”. I’m a massive long time Touhou Project overall (2013 was ages ago yall’), so I am taking my sweet time making this. I make things for me. 🙂
Not everyone can appreciate the sheer adrenaline rush from playing the games, they almost always have a masterful soundtrack that accompanies absolutely B R U T A L gameplay. The joy I get from Touhou is hard to express, but animation is the most perfect medium to try doing so. Here are just some progress GIFS. I wanna do ZUN proud.
PC98 Marisa Kirisame re-design
Alice Margatroid re-design
This is the storyboard animatic I did. This is what I do for my job, overly timed out storyboards in Storyboard Pro.
I took a class at CDW this last semester called Advanced Projects which was basically let us do whatever sort of project we wanted. I will admit, this concept had it’s roots as a simple schmup game I had been painstakingly learning how to make in Game Maker, but the whole thing got a bit messy so I resorted to just boarding something vaguely inspired by the game. Here’s some vis dev as well as the final sequence. Moral learnt: freakin’ define what you’re making and make a THING. I might go back to this idea in time…who knows.
Since I’m shuffling around my ole’ storyboard portfolio, I’m taking out some of the story sequences I did during my Story Internship at Pixar in 2015. These were done with sharpies & china marker on paper, the old fashioned way. I feel like I’ve improved alot since then. It was a crazy learning experience I really cherish . Ah, memories.
NOTE: Don’t copy my work, please. I put this online because it was a big experience for me, not for people to copy.
I drew a quick and silly storyboard sequence using the Robin Hood characters we’ve been designing for character design class. After putting some time into researching and designing characters, I really wanted to put them into a story of some sorts just for the hell of it.