An animatic of an unused storyboard for ‘How To Train Your Dragon’, illustrated by Darren Webb.
"Many moons ago, long before Photoshop, Cintiq tablets, and After Effects, there was…paper. Way back in 2005 storyboards were drawn on paper. Shocking, I know. Now, I love drawing on the computer but, there’s something much less fussy about a pad of paper and a china marker. No frills. Here’s a selection of boards I’d drawn for the first version of How to Train Your Dragon. It’s not a whole sequence, just a selection of panels from one that I liked after not having seen them in almost a decade. In the sequence, Hiccup and all the other kids are banished from the viking island for some reason or another along with their dragons. While fighting their way through a storm and Hiccup jumping into the ocean to save the very tiny Toothless, their boat runs aground of a sleeping giant sea dragon and get pulled along in the storm. (It’s just clusters of a few sequential panels and then some one off’s.)" ~ Darren Webb.
Artist: Darren Webb
Storyboards: DreamWorks Animation SKG