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Storyboards: Motion In Art, 3rd Edition by Mark A. Simon

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CHAPTER 7

Drawing Quick Thumbnail Storyboards

One chapter in a book is not enough to teach someone to draw. However, this chapter does present some important tips on making quick, readable thumbnail sketches while working with a director and on quickly laying out your storyboards.

The best way to learn to draw better is to draw—and keep drawing. Drawing is a skill that, like others, gets better with practice. Keep a sketchbook with you and draw whenever you have a free moment. Sketch people walking around, sketch animals, landscapes, vehicles, anything you see. Try to capture the weight and motion of your subjects in your sketches.

Storyboard artists are called on to draw every aspect of life. The action of drawing something helps train your ...

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