Monday, March 30, 2015

Visual Storytelling


I started exploring story boarding in 2013, and then picked it up again in 2014...I don't see films in the same way anymore! It's my favourite aspect of art exploration so far - it is all about visually communicating an idea, and essentially comes down to problem solving..

There are many aspects to this. Sometimes you are working from a script (not shown here), and sometimes you need to come up with a story on your own...

Miles to go before I sleep.

Brief 1: Hulk vs Superman. One has to win. Tell the story.

Brief 2:  girl unwilling to go to school until she gets her coffee. I expanded that to include moments of exaggerated drama that is characteristic of this girl.

Color scripts are another way to visualize your story. This one was done in pastels and illustrates the  tragic story of Lucy Gray.

A new perspective

Formal training

Formal training helps in laying down a foundation, but it is practice that strengthens it...There's no secret to great drawing skills, as I have come to's a lot of hardwork - are you up for it?!

No study of art is complete without understanding perspective. When I first explored this  formally, I was also playing around with Sketchbook pro for the first, you should probably excuse the hatching and grey tones!!

Observational drawing

Drawing from life is a great way to get that mileage into your art...Also, it's a great place for ideas for the future -

 Let the world inspire you! Observational drawing from life is a great way to get inspiration , and hone your drawing skills.

 The challenge is to try and capture a face or a gesture within a few seconds, it helps you look out for the most defining characteristics of that person or pose...
 day out with other artists
 children playing
  from a festival in rancho cordova last summer..