Title : Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers
ASIN : 1933492953
The ultimate guide to visual storytelling! How to make the audience “feel” the story while they are “reading” the story. Using his experiences from working in the comic book industry, movie studios and teaching, Marcos introduces the reader to a step-by-step system that will create the most successful storyboards and graphics for the best visual communication.
After a brief discussion on narrative art, Marcos introduces us to drawing and composing a single image, to composing steady shots to drawing to compose for continuity between all the shots. These lessons are then applied to three diverse story lines – a train accident, a cowboy tale and bikers approaching a mysterious house.
In addition to setting up the shots, he also explains and illustrates visual character development, emotive stances and expressions along with development of the environmental setting to fully develop the visual narrative.
Brand: Design Studio Press
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Rating : 4.9
Rating : 38
Review : Worth the Wait!!!
Just so we’re all clear, I am a 20+ year vet working as a designer in the film industry. The author, Marcos Mateu and I are colleagues, and we work together at DreamWorks Animation. Does that mean I’m biased? Absolutely! Because I can tell you that Marcos is one of the best designers working in the film industry today, and this book gives anyone who’s lucky (smart) enough to buy it, a glimpse at how he does it.
As for the book, it’s one of the best, if not THE best books of it’s kind out there. I’ve been waiting my entire career for a book like this…one that goes into detail about how to tell stories with pictures…one that doesn’t just talk about how to draw, but how to think about drawing…one that explains how to create really powerful images, packed with emotion and dynamics…one that actually delivers the goods. And this book delivers!!! Yes, there have been other books on the subject, most of them with lots of abstract theories, and maybe even some good technical…