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

Creativity Ink

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award–winning studio behind Inside Out and Toy Story, comes an incisive book about creativity in business

The paradox of choice

This falls in the category 'Keep It Simple'.
Interesting talk about the psychology behind making choices, which can be inspirational when it comes to presenting choices in games to players.

A picture tells a 1.000 words

Everyone knows that a picture tells a thousand words. But what about the elements that make up a picture? Using the tale of Little Red Riding Hood as an example, Molly Bang uses boldly graphic artwork to explain how images—and their individual components—work to tell a story that engages the emotions: Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold?

zaterdag 17 oktober 2015

Secrets of success

The shapes of stories

The Golden Circle

what motivates us...

Father and Daughter

Save the cat!

Invisible Ink

Complicated Doesn't Make It Good

This is one of the best books about design. It is written for children in the age range of 9-12, but I consider it as one of the most essential books when it comes to design.

Directing the story

Tips for better ideas!


Men's Brain Women's Brain - Mark Gungor

This video is about the differences between men and women. In an entertaining way, Mark Gungor explains how both men's and women's brains work.

Mark explains two important things that show similarities between 'Delicious' and our female fans: "If you take an event and tie it to an emotion, you will remember it forever." The other thing is: "Everything is connected to everything."