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Writing Exercise: Describe One Things Ten Ways

Writing Exercise: Describe One Things Ten Ways

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis writing exercise challenges the writer to describe something ten different ways. I chose Andre, a french bulldog whom I watch when his “mommy” and “daddy” are out-of-town. I have grown quite fond of him and he offers wondrous opportunities for description. Now, for my list, I decided to tackle description using the five senses and figurative language, but you can approach your ten ways…

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The W-storyboard: Taking the storyboard one step further

The W-storyboard: Taking the storyboard one step further

In my last post, I talked about outlining a novel using the storyboard method. A variation I kept coming across was the “W-storyboard” method. It looks like it’s a combination of storyboarding using the Three-Act Structure as a guide. Here is what is looks like visually (from Nina Harrington’s blog article, “Aurelia Rowl on Story Craft”):

The W-Storyboard

These articles break the W-Storyboard…

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For those who think visually: storyboard your novel

For those who think visually: storyboard your novel

I love this idea! Storyboarding is a way to outline your novel. The storyboard concept is borrowed from the animation industry:

“Storyboards are visual organizers primarily used for pre-visualizing animated films or other forms of visual media. They got their start as we know them at Walt Disney Studios back in the 1930s when they were used to tell the story of animated shorts without all of the…

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Case study: basketball kids from sketches to publication

Case study: basketball kids from sketches to publication

I’m very excited. I just found some old sketches (circa 1995) that led up to this project done in Adobe Illustrator which was published in a children’s magazine (click to enlarge each photo for details):

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The following is a series of sketches that led up to the final illustration. I believe they are in the proper order so you can see the progression of drawings on tracing paper. The final sketch…

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A Gorgeous Art Book from Rebecca Guay

Rebecca Guay is an award-winning illustrator, gallery artist, and founder of the Illustration Master Class and SmART SCHOOL.

A Gorgeous Art Book from Rebecca Guay

Rebecca Guay is an award-winning illustrator, gallery artist, and founder of the Illustration Master Class and SmART SCHOOL.

Mechanical Insects Poster Series

Marton Borzak created this personal project as an outlet to exercise his obsession with thin lines. Each print features a blueprint paired with facts and images associated with the subject insect.

Mechanical Insects Poster Series

Marton Borzak created this personal project as an outlet to exercise his obsession with thin lines. Each print features a blueprint paired with facts and images associated with the subject insect.