How’s it going? For those interested, here are some board clips from some of the recently aired season 4 eps of TMNT on Nickelodeon. Obviously I’ve only clipped the best drawn bits, because about 1000 panels in, this shit starts to get real fuckin’ ugly. These ones are alright though.
EP #401 “Beyond the known Universe”:
I don’t know if April actually zipped her suit up like that in the show (limitations of CG know no bounds), but I remember having a lot of fun drawing that one. I remember having ZERO FUN drawing the last group scene of the second shot. Some shots like that can take anywhere up to 60 different ahwhofuckincares…
EP #404 “The Outlaw Armaggon”:
Drawing insane homicidal alien sharks in robotic armour is definitely a high point in my career. Important to note I had THIS playing the entire 6 weeks of board time.
EP #407 “The Arena of Carnage”:
It’s crazy to think that over a year has passed since I drew this, because the laziness in the drawing of the crowds seem so fresh to me, haha. Thank heaven and all it’s angels for revisionist to make up for hack frauds like me.
If you’re into this sort of thing let me know and I’ll go fishing through my old boards for some other pretty shots.
– Mr.Sheldon xoxo
We got the script for #305 over a year ago now, and it still remains one of my favourite episodes, namely for the dream sequences. The script itself called for something much different when the turtles had their respective nightmares, but we got loose writers and rad directors on turtles, and I had been dying to cram a metal sequence into tmnt since i started. I was stranded in Toronto with no digital equipment, so here’s some of the boards I supplied for our episode pitch:
Then when it came time to actually board the thing, i couldn’t help but put it to some Slayer…
And just in case you wanted to hear a man with no voice acting talent what-so-ever, here’s my pitch for the very first Crognard sequence for 301.
After these drawings there’s about a thousand other people and hours it goes through, and then it’s a tv show. Magic.