All posts by Valerie

I do gallery fine art, portraits, and illustration for books including children, middle school and technical categories. I also do illustration for book covers along with PhotoShop book covers. Please feel free to contact me via phone or email anytime for commission work or purchase of any original artwork you see on my blog or website.

storyboarding

Rough Storyboards for John Dini, “Hunters in a Farmers World” author.

After the creation of these roughs for John Dini I was able to get to work doing a more final pencil drawing for each scene. See the YouTube video below. Storytelling with a pencil… story board images for author John Dini, and his book entitled “Hunters in a Farmers World”. These images were part of his author’s tour slide show presentation for his book.

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artist thoughts on storyboarding

I have been working on a very interesting and creative line of work lately. Sketching for stories. It is a really fun kind of natural work for me. My brain didn’t even have to study to learn how to do this.

“Storyboarding”. What is it? Wikipedia defines it as;

  • A storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.

It is kind of a perfect fit for me as  I am a “love to sketch” artist. Tending to draw little figures in the margins. As I journal or on many tests and papers that I have done, images appear sketched in any of the open spaces. Where these visions come from I have no idea but I do have an endless variety flowing out of me.

 

I am presently doing storyboard roughs for a biblical movie about part of Jesus’ life. A lot of fun. I am not able to share in info about this project but will show you previous storyboards to give you an idea of what I am talking about.

Here are some rough storyboards as an example.

Rough Storyboards for John Dini, “Hunters in a Farmers World” author.

Garden People #3

Our garden is a large part of my sanity. It is the place I go to do some weeding, watering, and picking. There are absolutely no screens to look at, no phones to answer. I can hear the birds sing, play with dogs and kids, and get real dirty and never worry what people think of me. Anyone who knows me recognizes that is a really natural state for me.

At the end of the summer coming into fall it becomes a lot more work as more and more produce needs harvesting and processing. My hands get blisters and dried out from all the washing, cleaning, cooking and canning but the quality of the yummy food is well worth it throughout the following winter months.

Here are the buckets from this morning, tomatoes, dill herb, Dahlia’s, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Any kind of flower blossom brightens my day!

Back up at the house, the tomatoes are washed and sorted into ripeness groups. The group on the right is red and ready to eat or can. The group on the left get to sit in my vegetable baskets by the window to finish ripening. I’ll process them probably the next time I pick.