Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Thoughts on drawing for storyboards-PT 4

Make those pupils read!

I've been seeing a lot of portfolios in the past few weeks and one of the things that really stands out to me is the lack of prominent pupils in story boards.

Strong, definite and clear eye direction is extremely important when it comes to boards. It allow us to see the thinking behind the character. All too often I see boards with huge eye circumference and tiny pupils, and it's really hard to see into that character's thoughts. I understand that there are different character designs out there but, story boards should be "read from across the room" even in this digital age. We look at the eyes first- and that allows us to see into that characters soul, his/her internal struggle. If I can impart anything to anyone who is putting together a portfolio or working on story boards at all...

Darken those pupils! Make them read!