Thumbnails

Before the episode goes to the storyboard artist I always draw thumbnails of the whole show. This helps me work out the business of the episode, and get what we need from our storyboard team. At the beginning of production these thumbnails can be pretty detailed but usually get lighter as everyone gets to know the shows style and limitations better.  

I also often drop in little colour ideas to push an idea or design.  Heres a handful.