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So, My classmates and I were sort of given a lot of books to understand “The Art of Storyboard(-ing)”- We have at least 4 storyboards to complete before getting back to college. Here is some advice I can give really quickly to help anyone who intends to leave it to the last minute forgetting to read what the lecturer gave us.
- Understand perspective
Just to make your drawings easier to understand and more interesting. Make things in 3D
2. Make sure you know how many cameras are available to you. Understand your own “movie”-work out how many takes and hours it will take you to film.
3. Write every explanation down, does not matter how messy it looks as long as you understand your own writing. The drawings must be detailed enough to understand the story on its own.
4. If the problem is just “drawing” because it is not your forte, all you can do is practice. If you do not have enough time to practice then Google pictures and perspective, draw and copy and adapt it to your environment and character. No pressure it is like making a comic.
5.Use pencil and go over with pen. Add the shadows to make the forms and shape a little more natural and understandable.
Good luck. 🙂
I tagged along with some of my classmates who wanted to go to McDonald for lunch. I got bored there, wasn’t even hungry and picked up some of the kids color-in piece of papers. The Crayons were not great, and there really was not much of a variety in the colors but one of my classmates suggested to make a portrait or draw something more interesting… That is where it happened. I was tired of drawing, we’ve been sketching all morning, but the other classmate exclaimed: “There is nothing great that you can achieve with these type of crayons..”
And I woke up:
“Are you challenging me?”
Drew a picture of Elliot who was sitting in front of me, Challenge completed.
I actually drew this week. Had to, it was the third life drawing class with a great model who knew how to stay amazingly still.
But you will have to excuse my poor lighting, (the originals look better)
I have to say; I love the diversity of this life drawing class. Each model is very different and special in their own way. The proportions differ, the form and the shade differ. I try my best to capture the appearance and part of the model’s personality (even if I do not know them personally)- I guess you could call this, the first impression of meeting someone and trying to draw and recreate the mood and aura they give off when posing.
I also find that these classes are extremely helpful, as nowadays I just tend to draw human figure way faster and better than before. My proportions tend to be satisfactory, I feel more confident when drawing. Less time sketching and more time working on the tones and shades.
This week, I spent some time getting ready and was one of the last students in position to draw; which gave me a difficult angle/perspective:
Foreshortening forces you to work with shapes and makes you forget about your measurements. In other words, it slaps you in the face and sends you flying out of the comfort zone you spent time building. It turned out fine though, I had my armor on, all set to face it head on! So, in my first drawing, I was experimenting with graphite, and it was not the best tool to combine with the type of paper I used and the exercise, so I soon went back to the charcoal ( I believe that soft pencil or soft charcoal is way better for life drawing exercises, its messier and easier to handle),
The following poses were harder to do, but I got there eventually. The teacher gave us a bit more time to complete the sketches as well (just my luck)- I’m quite satisfied with them. I tend to say that I prefer drawing women to men, and that is because women have more curves, the shapes are sometimes very interesting and easier to sketch down. It was probably for the best that I got the foreshortening corners of the classroom, just to forget about the model being a male and focus on the foreshortening challenges I was given.
Anyway, it was good practice!
Last week’s female model: https://axoupixou.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/life-drawing-weekly/