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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.
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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.

Garden People #2

Airborne 82nd Carrots! Here are the new world’s bravest recruits getting ready to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Ready guys?The Sargent just finally pushes them out the door. NOOOOOOO!

AHHHHHHHHHHH! They are airborne now! Another one bites the dust…..YEAH YEAH!!!

Meanwhile, the rest of the recruits still in the bay decide to take matters into their own hands. They gather round their Sargent holding him right where he is. Making it virtually impossible for him to push them out the door. Really?  Will Larry, Mo and Curly eventually have to jump anyhow? Tune in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion to “To be pushed or not to be pushed out?”, episode of the Garden People in the Army.