Tuesday Tips - SHORTHANDS

It’s crucial to find ways to draw characters clearly and fast when storyboarding. Line mileage alone can become an impossible mountain to climb if you don’t simplify the way you draw characters. Leave all details aside and find the essence of a character. Shorthands are the gesture drawings of storyboarding. Specific characters have specific attributes that make them stand out. Sometimes it’s just the way they stand. Sometimes their hairstyle is unconventional. Find what’s key about a character and get rid of what’s common.

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One more drawing from sdcc. “Junior LOVES sundae” #grizandnorm #sdcc2014 #juniorcat

Piper. The cutest Scottish fold ever. #grizandnorm #sdcc2014 #piper #supercutecat #willstealpiperfrompetehan

Last day!!! We are in small press O-15 #grizandnorm #sdcc2014

#wolverine #grizandnorm #sdcc2014

I <3 U #grizandnorm #sdcc2014 #kiityillustration

Pawlerina #grizandnorm #sdcc2014 #kittyillustration

Painting at sdcc #grizandnorm #sdcc2014

"Meow" #grizandnorm #sdcc2014 #gouacheoncanson

"Moooooooore food please!!!" #grizandnorm #sdcc2014