We were all blown away by the early concept art for some of the most well-known movie characters, giving us a look at how they could have looked if the finger of fate pointed in a different direction, but now it's time to delve deeper into the movie-making process by checking out some incredible storyboards from well-known flicks.
Imagining a character on the page is one thing, but depicting an entire sequence of actions meant to serve as a skeleton of the finished movie product is an entirely new endeavor. Where verbal descriptions are unable to communicate a filmmaker's vision, in steps the storyboard. As 'Hellboy 2' artist Josh Sheppard pointed out on his official website, Guillermo del Toro used to work as a storyboard artist for a few years and recognized the difficult task the team had, saying, "you got a hard f------ job." But the end results are incredible pieces of art that give sneak peeks into early depictions of movie characters and renderings of famous movie scenes.
We've compiled examples of some of these breathtaking movie storyboards from your favorite films. Check them out below:
Storyboard Artist: Joe Johnston
Storyboard Artist: David Lowery
'Interview With the Vampire'
Storyboard Artist: Martin Asbury
Storyboard Artist: Saul Bass
Storyboard Artist: Sylvain Despretz
Storyboard Artist: Chris Bonura
'The Green Hornet'
Storyboard Artist: John Coven
Storyboard Artist: Dean Tavoularis
Storyboard Artist: Chris Buchinsky
'X-Men 3: The Last Stand'
Storyboard Artist: Adrien Van Viersen
'Snow White and the Hunstman'
Storyboard Artist: Jeff Errico
Storyboard Artist: Zack Snyder
'Hellboy 2: The Golden Army'
Storyboard Artist: Josh Sheppard
'The Dark Knight Rises'
Storyboard Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Storyboard Artist: Jane Wu