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Directing the Story by Francis Glebas

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Common Beginner Problems

Where Do You Begin?

We need images that can clearly tell a story. Most beginners do not think in story terms when they draw. Common drawing problems do arise. For example, drawing a high-angle look into box viewpoints doesn’t invite your viewer to identify with the characters, but many beginning artists will choose this viewpoint. When I started drawing I did this too. Why do people draw this view looking down into the room? Do they wish they were a bird?

Don’t we normally see things like this second view? Why don’t most people draw like this?

It is easy to learn how to fix these types of problems. However, telling ...

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