maandag 19 oktober 2015

4 steps to a 'One Story Drawing'

The 'One Story Drawing' is a way to make the best storytelling images and let the audience feel exactly what you meant to say. (concept images by Ruud Havenith)

1. Create a simple story (tell it in one sentence)

- Find that the most dramatic scene in your story's timeline.
- Have all elements (objects, environment, color & light, staging) support, enhance or dramatize the story

2. Use action and re-action (to create tension or conflict)

In this image 'a little girl believes she's a witch'. Obviously her mother reacts to her attempt to jump from the top of the roof to fly away!

3. Use all your technical skills to make the best possible image out of it!

4. Practice, practice, practice!

zondag 18 oktober 2015

Visual languages

McCloud, in an incredibly accessible style, explains the details of how comics work: how they're composed, read and understood. More than just a book about comics, this gets to the heart of how we deal with visual languages in general.

Women's angle vs Men's angle on art

How Men and Women See Colors

The color 'red' in Indiana Jones

Despite the masterful execution this is fairly conventional narrative filmmaking, so the visual and aural concepts are not meant to be noticed by the audience.


Necessary or nice to have?
Brad Bird is known for his work on Ratatouille (2007), The Simpsons (1989) and The Incredibles (2004). He talks about the importance of time and focus being spent on subjects that matter versus the ones that don't matter.

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling