A Perfect Day For Banana Fish Perspective Drawing (Revised)


Muriel’s bedroom

Reference Images

Perspective Reference


Design Reference

After doing some research in the character and the script, I realised that a typical queen sized bed would suit her. During class, we discussed how she resembles  American Beauty’s Carolyn who is very sophisticated and vain of herself, giving Muriel a luxury queen sized bed is more appropriate.

With that in mind, I had to do research on how a hotel bedroom would look like during the late 1940s and 1950s. I found that the bedrooms would be similar to what we have today but more elaborated. The curtains and bed would be long and draped with some floral designs.

Hence, I took note of these features in how everything is draped and long to make them look more luxorious for Muriel. I also added a bench infront of the window that has sophisticated designs for the arms by just having a curve like feature. This little difference would help to bring up the level of elegance of design for Muriel’s hotel bedroom.


Elevator Scene


Reference Image

I feel that by having a more top down perspective is more appropriate for this scene because the character, Seymour’s other personality is being revealed.  In the previous scene at the beach, he was more fatherly towards a child but in this scene there was a sudden change as he starts getting more paranoid.

Thus, this view acts like a camera in the elevator where it captures the real and negative personality of Seymour. He started accusing the lady who got so scared of him. In my drawing, the lady is clinching on to her jacket tightly and her shoulder is straightened as she is scared and disturbed by Seymour’s paranoid personality.



Animatic Storyboard


When the call came in, I thought I was ready for it, but I never knew that it would turn out to be like this…



Carrie never sees her father as an inspiration to be successful in life until he passed away.



A long time street hawker, Carrie’s father finds himself struggling financially, as his relationship with his family becomes increasing stressed. He runs a traditional snack stall that belonged to his family and now hopes that he is able to pass it down to his daughter, Carrie. Despite his respectable status, Carrie  finds herself betraying his family’s business by providing unsatisfactory service out of spite.

With little help from his daughter, he  had  to stay  until 12 midnight everyday in order to get more customers and earn  money for the family. This tired him out and increased his risk of cancer,  but chose to hide it  from Carrie  since she was in secondary school.

Rising Action

As Carrie is entering her first year of university, the relationship with her father continues to be strained. She even insulted him for being a complete failure in life and he was the reason the family was poor. This disappointed her father but Carrie was ignorant about his emotions. Carrie’s father started to drown his sorrows with cans of beers every day  at a nearby coffee shop after work and was coming back late. His drinking habit became a hindrance to his cancer illness.

Four years later, Carrie became a successful lawyer and was spending less time with her father. She was clearly oblivious to her father’s deteriorating illness. Ironically, the building where she works is located near her father’s stall. Her colleagues, who were patrons of her father’s stall mentioned how the food has become of poor quality but the owner still wanted to remain open for business. He kept coughing and missing out orders. Carrie felt guilty after hearing what her colleagues said and wondered if it was her fault that made her father to become ill. After work, she decided to search for her father at the street market but later finds him at a coffee shop nearby. She was shocked to see her father lying on the table, crushed cans of beers surrounding him. She sighed and reluctantly helped her father up who cried out ” Why am I so useless? Why can’t I provide the best for my daughter? “. Carrie felt even more guilty as she never knew her thoughts would influence him to turn to alcoholism.

When Carrie brought her father home, her mother started to worry because she knew that her father had been drinking again. She told Carrie  how her father had been drinking ever since she insulted him for being a complete failure in life. Because he keeps mumbling out the same sentences on how he was unable to provide the best for his daughter. Then, Carrie’s mother suggested she taking over the business. Carrie simply replied “no “.


Next morning, Carrie’s father’s illness got worse. His vision blurred and his hands were shaking more vigorously. Knowing his days were numbered, he went to Carrie’s room and asked if she could help him one last time. However, Carrie was in a rush and she lashed him off before leaving for work. Carrie’s father was disheartened as he turns to recipe and wonders who would be able to take over his family business. Suddenly, he started coughing heavily and was suffering chest pains as he tried to reach for his medicines but dropped them instead and ended coughing badly. His wife saw this and immediately called Carrie to tell how her father is coughing badly. Each time she called, Carrie would always think that was a minor cough and told her mother to give her the updates based on the doctor’s report. The big blow did not hit Carrie until the hospital called her saying that her father passed away. She started crying with tears full of regrets , failing to realise how she should have spent more time with him and being more aware of his illness.

When she reached the hospital, she cried again once she sees the sheet covering her father’s dead body. Then, her mother went over and passed Carrie the recipe which her father had been holding for years. She told Carrie her father had been holding this recipe until she reached the hospital because he wanted to pass it to her. Carrie’s mother also told Carrie the reason her father wanted her to take over the business was because he trusts her.

Falling Action

After listening to her mother, Carrie was reminded how she watched her father every night preparing for his business but she never helped. She came to realise how important the business is to him and decided to make it up to him by taking over his business. She decided to make it up to her father by learning the recipe every night and slowly found interest in making the tutu kueh.


Months later after she took over the business, crowds of people started streaming in even during the non-peak hours. This may have exhausted Carrie out but nothing could make her happier than fulfilling her dad’s soul.

Original Storyboard

















Original Script


Edited Script


Animatic Storyboard video


Reference Video for story



Storyboard Assignment 3

Scene 1: Muriel’s room. I would think of Muriel in ” A Perfect Day for Banana fish” as someone who would resemble Carolyn in American Beauty. Thus, the style of the character is similar to Carolyn when comparing the short hairstyle and the way she dress is quite sophisticated as she seems to be concern about her image.

About the perspective, I have chosen it as a two perspective. By looking at the image, the bed is not seen fully but the layout of the room is seen. This is to give an idea of what the character is like as she is someone who is similar to Carolyn’s character of caring about image and she does not seem to care about her Husband as she is seen seated and looking at her nails.

Scene 2: Elevator

The scene in the elevator would show how Sigmul has a change in his behaviour. To me, a closer view of his action and his expression would be a better perspective. I am also giving a one perspective view to show a sense of focus on the two characters especially Sigmul. This view enables us to see how Sigmul has changed and how much has he changed.

Storyboard assignment 2

For my story “Little Wizard”, I made an argument between the little wizard’s Mother and the little wizard, Jane herself.

For my three versions of the  story, I have decided to focus on the perspectives from the different characters. This is because I realise that when I focus on the different character’s perspective, the tone of the story can change.


Please click on the link above ” Little Wizard” to access to my script.

Version 1

For version 1, I have decided to follow according to the script of the story. The story was meant to show an intense relationship between Jane and her Mother when they are arguing because of how Jane wants to save her pet but her Mother does not allow her. Thus, it is shown in the seventh image where both characters are shown arguing. I have emphasised the shadow behind them to show how both the characters feel and the relationship between them during the argument is intense. From the second image to the fourth image, I also want to capture how the character feels at that moment and to establish who the character is talking to in each frame and why is the character behaving in such manner. The last frame is showing how the Mother is losing her Daughter as she could not stop her from leaving the house.


Version 2

Version 2 is leaning towards the mother’s perspective. From the first frame, the mother’s face is seen and from her posture, she seemed startled as she is turning her head to look at what just happened and realised that it is her Daughter. However, in the second frame, the mother’s face is cropped because she feels that her Daughter is trying to refute to her argument. Thus, I have chosen to make her less superior as she seemed less prominent because I want to show how angry she is which would lead to the third frame. The third frame shows how superior the Mother is when she is telling Jane that she should give up in saving by her pet. However, her superiority soon went down as her Daughter refused to listen to her and the mother’s image would thus become less prominent and smaller compared to the Daughter. This is shown in the last frame where the Mother is trying to stop her Daughter from leaving the house but she could not because her Daughter refused to listen to her and she dashed out of the house. Thus, the Mother is shown at a very far distance. This whole story resembles Jane’s Mother way of narrating her own story and how she feels as her Daughter does not listen to her.

Version 3

Version 3 is focusing on Jane’s perspective. This is again, showing the emotions of how Jane feels on what her Mother is trying to tell her and how strongly she feels about saving her pet. Thus, I have made Jane to be more prominent in most of my frames. Just like version two, the whole story resembles Jane’s own part of the story.