Unused Storyboard Week #3: TMNT 2012 test board by TVsKyle

I thought I’d take this week to show off a bunch of storyboards that I worked hard on that, for one reason or another, was never used. In all these instances, I’m not upset or anything, but I did work hard on them, and I thought it would be cool, and perhaps educational, to share them.

So, as I was wrapping up my run on Fanboy and Chum Chum, much of the crew was moving on to the then-in-preproduction Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I think all of the storyboard artists on FB&CC had opportunity to test for it. This is my test. As I look back on it, I’m pretty sure the reason I didn’t get this job is that I did a friggin’ terrible job on this test. It probably didn’t help that I did it after work while bustling all day trying to meet another Fanboy deadline. And this is a pretty long test. But also, I’m a huge Turtle fan from way back and I was very nervous. That nervousness lead to stunted, held-back stuff. I don’t know why I was cleaning up to that degree in the first half (other than Fanboy kinda beating it into me). Regardless, other than a few neat nervous Donnie drawings, the acting I did here is weaksauce. I think the action half I did when I was running out of time, and I think it’s the stronger half. I’ve become a bigger action fan since and I could easily do better now, but compared to the first half, it ain’t bad. I drew some dumb looking Stockman heads, though. Not my best work, but I thought it might still be interesting for people to look at.

I’m reorganizing both blogs today…

Just a heads up in case my page looks wonky at times.


Casey and April doodle in class.


Atticus Roid. I still need to talk things over with my co-creator, but for now, here’s a picture of the little brat.


A bunch of expression doodles.  Sorry if some of them are kind of repetitive.  


Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Hands

This is the first post about hands. Other posts about hands in the future will cover “hands in relationship to the body”, “different characters, different hands”, “expressive hands” and “hands touching things”. If you have suggestions for Tuesday Tips, write me a personal message.



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you-held-your-breath whispered:
i have an idea for a multi chapter fanfiction but i want to plan it the best i can, have any tips?


  • Create a general plan. How you choose to plan your story is going to depend on what works better for you. Some people like to draw out diagrams, while others prefer to do it in bullet list form. Write down the events in sequence, without worrying about chapters or scenes just yet. Be concise, like “Character A talks to Character B.” It’s all about understanding the general structure of your story now.
  • Elaborate. Now, you’re going to develop the ideas you just put on paper. If possible, do this in a different paper sheet/word document/whatever platform you’re using. Now it’s the time where you are going to elaborate on that “Character A talks to Character B”. What do they say? Why do they need to talk? How does the conversation end and how does it begin? 
  • Break it down by chapters. Now it’s the time to break your ideas down and group them in chapters. There’s no specific rule as to when you should change chapter, but many famous authors have been known to end chapters with cliffhangers to make sure the reader will want to continue reading. This is really important in fanfiction, specially if you’re not going to be posting all chapters at the same time.
  • Break it down by scenes. If you don’t think you need more than one scene per chapter, just ignore this step. Chapters don’t need to have multiple scenes.
  • Read it over again. See if everything makes sense, if the sequence of events needs changing and/or if the overall idea fits your liking and the original idea you had for the story. This is when you edit your plan and make any hypothetically necessary adjustments.

For further reading on planning/outlining:


Luna Nebula. I love her so much. <3

Character @ Melty94 and Imaginashon



A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.

My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.

A MUST READ mini-comic about focus groups in animation. I Love this, so true!