I don’t often have to draw bare feet, unless I’m doing Life Drawing. When storyboarding, the focus is generally not on the feet. They also are usually covered (shoes, socks), or just not shown on screen that much. Nonetheless, it’s important to understand their functionality and general appeal. Keep details to a minimum, unless the character uses its bare feet to grasp things or do things with them most humans don’t. The best example of pushing feet to an extreme degree of functionality would be Disney’s Tarzan (one of my all time favorite). Other than that, don’t draw too much attention to them, but find appeal in its shapes.
Here’s a short storyboard exercise from this creeper I saw from the elevator this morning. When I rough my storyboards I try to keep them about this clean. Combining the looseness and clarity of gesture, while being selective about the most important information to draw your eye is key to making rough-boards readable and also saving time for cleanup later. Keep in mind, it takes a LOT of drawing/understanding to break things down simply like this — so don’t be lazy and learn a lot about drawing first kids!!
Here’s an essay by Rad which better explains this kind of drawing: http://radhowto.blogspot.com/2010/01/drawing-for-storyboards.html
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Thanks for the support, artist friends, and happy painting to all!
Hey all, here are some of the questions I’ve received about submitting a portfolio for a story artist position (or internship). If you have questions, feel free to send them along and I will answer what I can.
How should I best present my portfolio if I was applying somewhere like Pixar?…
I’m gonna take a short break from Doctor Who gifs and Harry Potter quotes, and also, I’m gonna ask for your attention, as I have to tell you a little story, it’ll only take a couple of minutes and I’ll try to make it as short as possible.