Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Framed Ink - Story boarding and composition

The old saying, 'When it rains, it pours' comes to mind when I look at this awesome new book. for a long time, there have been very few books on composition - but within the past month we got 3 great books. Framed Ink is the newest, and definitely worth adding to your library. Its chalk full of excellent stuff for story board artists, comic artists or anyone interested in visual narrative.

In store on Wednesday (that's today!).

from the publisher:
Framed Ink - 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.