Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lesson 02 from Andrew Hou

This week we had to do our second lesson from Andrew Hou at Schoolism. This is what I did this weekend. The assignment was to apply shadow and light, learning a lot of things!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

visual storytelling

I am reading the book "directing the story" and am learning much from it. My short term goal is to get more story and emotion in my drawings.

Points to keep in mind for visual storytelling (got this from the book):

-We watch movies to feel good.
-Make a story that matters.
-Make the drawing character driven.
-Use action and reaction.
-Fight confusion.
-Make sure your images clearly show the story.
-When starting draw bold!
-Don't be afraid to trow away drawings.
-Use gestures to help tell the story.
-Learn to draw the essentials first.
-Direct the eye with composition, balance, position, dominance, unity, alteration, repetition, contrast, similarity, symmetry and rhythm.
-Direct the eye with the eye direction of the characters.
-Direct the eye with read order (left to right)
-Use composition to create visual drama.
-Analyze your compositions, exploring each design element at a time, as well as overall.
-Explore all the ways images ask questions to get powerfull narrative questions.
-Use semiotics to find ways to speak indirectly, thus ingaging more participation from your audience.
-Stack you connotations so that if you present one aspect, it will trigger the whole thing in the minds of your audience.
-Everything speaks, it is impossible not to communicate

Questions to ask myself while drawing.

-What is it?
-What is going on?
-Why do I care?
-Why should I care?
-What do the characters depicted want?
-What happens next?
-What may change that can set something in motion?

Much to learn and still a bit overwelming!

I'm trying to make a drawing that in 1 shot tell a story:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Story II

I started reading the book invisible ink. I hope it will help developing my writing.

Today I sketched some new drawings:

Super quick storyboards. Still don't have a good idea about what I want to draw.

Made the characters. But I think it would be interesting to give the boy a dog as friend.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


I want to improve my story telling skills. So I started with a little story.

Story: A scavenger kid finds a robot from a forgotten civilization.


Everything I draw should support this story:

Saturday, December 1, 2012

quick story doodles

I'm trying to find ways to improve my story telling. I already orded two books from amazone about story telling and am trying to find some videos about story. Also watched some interviews from John Lasseter.