Three illustrations from a 9 panel storyboard related to V-Zip Multivitamins. Two characters (Corky and Tacky) are fatigued and blue until they meet 'V-Zip' who introduces them to a colourful, fun, vibrant world. Rather than include the complete sequence of panels illustrating the full story, the intention of this post is simply too show the 'level of finish' typical of comprehensive storyboard illustrations.
'The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain' by Betty Edwards is an amazing resource in providing simply and insightful instruction into 'drawing what he see', rather than drawing 'what we think we see' or are 'conditioned to see'.
Much of the focus is on drawing negative spaces, edges, shadows and highlights, rather than firstly identifying the objects we draw by name (e.g nose, mouth). This frees the artist from any preconceived ideas of what they know the object to be. The results are quite surprising and I would recommend this book to anyone who recognises that their style is not as fluid and free and they would wish it to be.
Wow I can sniff the end! Despite the beginnings of a webpage about 6 months ago I have only recently found the time to put the polish on it, and should have it 'live' in about a week. My blog will be accessible from the sidebar on each and every page of my website, and recent postings will also be listed by title. No point in giving out the address just yet, however stay tuned!