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04 April 2004, 05:00 AM

nice reference for those wanting to learn storyboarding.

04 April 2004, 06:01 AM
hey! thats kind of like drawing a comic book/graphic novel, only you replace all the speedlines with arrows and dont have to worry about placing your panels in a special order on the page.... i could do this stuff! :applause:

Edit: so as to not have let this been a completely pointless reply: i spent the better half of my youth studying to become a sequential artist (still am!!), and illustrating graphic novels and possibly storyboarding are up there on the top of my list for a career path. either way, thanks for the link!!

Pinoy McGee
04 April 2004, 06:38 PM
:thumbsup: Learning for Free......

Gotta Luv it!

Ooohhh, Ronin boards....Can't wait for the conceptuals :cry:

04 April 2004, 10:12 PM
what to do to learn drawing like this?

04 April 2004, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by lukx
what to do to learn drawing like this?

you need to draw a lot to learn drawing like this.

Pinoy McGee
04 April 2004, 03:18 AM
What to do, Lukx?

You can take classes in: figure drawing, film making, how to draw cartoons, making comics.....You can get books on these topics.....

You can start drawing on a sketchbook for practice and fun. Know that Toon shaded Spiderman TV series? Takes about 2000 storyboard drawings to make one episode (according to the Director, in one of the DVDs out).

Watch a video and try to board a scene, as an exercise. Checkout movie DVDs that includes commentaries on boarding or samples of it in a gallery. Some console games have them too as a bonus (Jet Li Rise to Honor, for example). Official videogame websites sometimes have board samples.

Research online further. Lots of sites out there by pro boarders. Some have even written books about their field. Official Matrix and Hulk movie websites have storyboard samples. Lots of styles out there to choose from, from super complicated to cartoony.

Once you know the visual tools of storyboarding, you could try and make up your own, from your own stories for practice. Post them here or anywhere where you can get crits.

Of course you can contact pro board artist directly and ask for advice too.

Good luck in your search :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 05:18 AM
if lukx means "how do you draw good in general", im not touching that one with a 50 foot pole.

but if you mean "how do you conceputalize stuff sequentially" its... its a natural process if you have an organizational mind. every comic book and short animation i plan out (and never finish :hmm: ) starts with a written outline, and then goes straight into sequential thumbnails. these get refined in stages, and i begin to define the camera angles, the movement of characters, the pacing.... JUST LIKE THESE GUYS! :applause: and i dont even really think about it. either im a natural storyboardist, or i dont know what the fcuk im talking about.:blush:

04 April 2005, 08:45 PM


04 April 2005, 09:47 PM
Linktastic, Thanks!! I started a new bookmarks folder.

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