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Drawing storyboards with PROCREATE

teacher avatar Damien Barban

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6 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Introduction to Storyboard into Procreate

    • 3. Learn the basics rules to draw people

    • 4. How to draw characters in movement

    • 5. How to compose a scene

    • 6. Drawing a storyboard page

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In this course, you are going to learn how to create Storyboards with Procreate. The storyboard art is the way you will draw frames of a scenario before it is transformed into a movie. This is the key step that will make the scenario alive and is a vital step of any movie creation. You will learn here the key options of Procreate to make storyboards.

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1. Introduction: In this course, you're going to learn how to create storyboards with procreate. The storyboard art is the way you will draw frames of a scenario before it is transformed into a movie. This is a key step that will make the scenario alive and is a vital step off any movie creation you will learn here, the key options off procreate to make story borns. 2. Introduction to Storyboard into Procreate: All right. Now we're going to use procreate to create storyboard frames, and I'm starting opening pro creates, and I can create a new file you can this and I like to use the queen size screen size. It's the normal usual size to create drawings, and it takes as the name of the file is, scream sighs. It takes old side of this cream, so of course, you can zoom in zoom outs. That's really good. That's the I. D. Here is to create some story wards. So what is the story? Board is to a bird is drawing office. Scripts are scenario when you have, ah, someone from the movie working in the movie on, Trained to Shoot and advertising. Sometimes the story border on the storyboard artist is hired to draw the different shots before they're actually shots into reality. This'd is really comical to also because if you go and take your camera and try to shoot things that finally will not be the right uh, takes, then you can spend a lot of time, a lot of money to draw things that would not be useful. So the i d. Here, it's really to start drawing some frames to learn how to draw frames that could come from scenario. So the story about art is something very specific, because it this is really dedicated to the animated movies are two movie industry. And basically, when you start drinking storyboards, this is by drawing frames that everything starts things frame represent the screen off the person with two. Luke. It's your final movie. We always jump by drawing screen. So this Quran is re presented by your friend we have here. Of course, we can draw framed. That's our difference, Uh, with more a cure. AIDS are more straight lines here, but first we try to understand once to reward is and how you can use it. So I'm giving you here first example. If we have a frame and we want to draw you readers script and you see, let's create that someone is in front off another person and is very angry and is about to fight on may be I will draw it like this, with the first person here having the hand in front of him like he was ready to fight, and another guy who is here also ready to fight some shadows, some lines giving the limits of the background and maybe things on the ground. All right, we have a storyboard frame. Sometimes it's not so complicated. Um, of course you would have probably explanation here to give to. The person was going to look at your storyboard, some explanation about the scene where it happened and some other technical details, and you will find as a technical details some additional information like this. Another frame that cool say that right after this frame, we focus on that character. It means that we have one, and then we have to, and all these different technical information will have to be explained here. So weapon to see in these videos how you can work on your story board with pro creates. We're going toe learn basic drawing things and basic page sittings to make your store but really on terrorist ing and really easy to read 3. Learn the basics rules to draw people: The first thing to learn is how to draw people purple object very simply. Of course, you can draw a storyboard characters like if you will be drawing a comic book. So you can see here I can draw rapidly. Again. This is my graphic style, so it's not necessarily yours and it's not necessarily easy to draw. Such character will draw very rapidly, something like this. But if you don't have some drawing skew or if you are limited orienting your limit, your drinks QA, you can draw very simple characters. He got the storyboards and time is drawn by people who are not cartoonists or artists, or whatever you call it. But they are not drawing a lot and they're just representing some character very simply. And this is what we're going to see because this could be very easy for someone who is drying. And these will be more attainable by someone who is just drawing few sketches to explain his scenarios. So let's see how you can simply draw a character. First. Even if you don't go into too much details while you are drawing, you have to respect proportions. This is the basic things to respect. And regarding his proportions, we have a couple of rules to respect even if you are not drawing. And that's Amin perfectly. This is important to draw. People were having correct proportions. So what you can do is to draw a kind of doubt here like this. And to draw a lines going down here, then you draw approximately seven lines that are the same size and there's 1234, 567. And you can draw lines, line here. So then we can draw the shoulders. I'm zooming in. Then it will be another lines here. And you draw like this. Then you draw a form like this. This part is draw. This looks like a diamond. Looks like. Jim. I don't know. This is this form here. Then we're going to have four until this one. This is a six. And you will have the knees. And you completely this. And you know the foods here and a food there. So you have also two forms here. And the shoulders when a heap line here and one here. And the hands here and hands here. So we have here the proportions. This proportion will be very useful to you when you want to draw characters in frames. Because if you don't want to draw characters like looks like dwarfs are like something that it's not very professional. And to a frame, you better have to learn their basic rules of drawing like this. I'm erasing. So here to draw, I'm using the inking option plumes to do. This is a very interesting brush. So it's very easy to draw with it. So when you draw a proportion and characterising this, it will be the same for the face is I'm drawing a kind of egg. And I get this egg not in the middle, but approximately here. You have one part ear and one part here. This one is bigger than this one. And then you can cut it in two parts. And here and here you will have the eyes, the eyebrows, the eyes going to be like this, and like this. The nose, the mouth. And you try to respect these proportions. Try to respect here, here, between the mouth and the nose, not too much space. And finally here, then you will have a neck. This is a first exercise you can do is to draw some eggs. And to draw these eyes, the nose, the mouth. And you repeat this over and over again, and so on. And you will see that when you will exercise yourself by drawing zis faces, then it's going to be very more easy for you to draw characters. So this is the person that is looking at you. He's in front of you. And it will be probably something different when you will. I have to draw it. But when the character is from the sign. So you can draw the egg. And here you're going to draw another cycle. We're going to be the here. And you draw the joy and this, and the neck, the eye. I'm going to erase it. And you will see that the main important parts, I'm going to be the here to job zooming. And you'll have the face and the skill. And here you have the line of the back. In fact, if you draw it again, you are going to have something like this. It's very simple, but you have to respect proportions. By the way, do scholars bit too large here? You have the front head here, and you can go like this, probably not too much here. Take the black ink and see that. If I want to draw it again with very simple sketch. You can also do like this. The skull Joe. Very straight line. The neck, shoulder. And then you add the nose and this, the eye. Make sure the eyes always drawing this. If you do something too much like this or like this is going to be very weird. And don't forget that you have the front head here. If the parent had it's too much, it's too little. It's two flats is going to be very weird. So you have the front head and then you go back here. Of course it doesn't have to be perfect because we still remain on the sketch. Thing met. If it looks like the next charters two is going to be very weird. Okay. Under here is going to be at the level of the eyes approximately. So don't forget to erase a construction lines. And if you feel something is weird, you erasing you starting in. Even here, you can see that I use to draw at the level that I wrote something like this. It goes like this. Because if it's too flat, it's like if the person had no eyebrow, I know volumes here, so it will be very weird also. So keep drawing very simple forms. For the mouth is going to be the same. This part, like this, 90s and a Nozickian to be here. So there's couple of things can really amp you to start exist saying yourself, trying to draw these many meeting times is going to make the difference. To succeed, to draw your first sketches. 4. How to draw characters in movement: Now we're going to see how you can draw characters in movements. Because usually when you have to shoot movie, characters and not going to be fx are going to be always without any movements. So when you draw, I take the usual sketch of the character. You have to understand that several things on your body is going to move. If you character here, you can see that this is very easy to make a movement from it, but you have to understand couple of things we're going to see here. So we have the character here. You can see that his singing Hello. And what we can see, we can see that we have a movement, a curve. Other buddy, he's not straight, like this. He's moving. If you want to give life to characters, you have to always add some movement. If you draw characters that is fighting, you are going to draw it with some movements. Like this is giving him punch. You not drawing a character. Giving a punch like this. This is what makes all the difference between the drawings from something that is not alive and something that is more alive with very small difference from this to this, we have just more movement. So to understand how you can move your character, you can first draw a normal character and understand the basic axes that I'm going to move. First, you'll have the shoulder. Then you will have here. Of course, you will have the legs and you will have the arms. If we take the shoulders, for instance. If your character is having the right or the left arm up, you will have that orientation and is going to move the arm up. But you can see that everything is stretch to that direction. It's not only this, this, this. And then students Jewish tombstone. It's not movement, movement at this. So you can play with all the movements. You have one here, one here, and the arm here is going to that direction while this one is going up. And even for the legs, we can say that this length is going that way. So it's going to be very important to understand that when something is moving arm or a leg or something of the Buddy, everything could move to. Now, if your character is angry, I can play with the position of the shoulders and the arms. The shoulders are very close to the head and is angry. So the emotion is also linked to the movement. This is very important. If we draw someone who is very sad, he's going to have to head. Going down. The shoulders to shoulders are going that way. If someone feel very strong and very proud. We gave a kind of exaggeration to the movement. And this duration is going also to give life to your storyboard frames. We can see a cow which was a very proud. We can say that there is a point here that go up like this and he's going like this to the future to do distance is looking at these, looking far away. And this is what is giving the feeling that he's very brown and happy to be alive and so on. So you can see the difference between a character that is not moving, that is very MTF movements, and the character that is moving, it will make all the difference with the quality of your storyboard. A first example, if we have two frames of storyboard. Here, I can draw a character's starting to fight. I loved the fighting scene because it has to be full of movements. Kinsey's going very close to the screen. This legacy superhero, he's jumping on the screen. And we can say that is missing targets. The 1A was aiming, is avoiding his punch. So you can see immediately that we have movement and several things are going to give even more movements. For instance, we have the hand out of the frame here too. We have some movements line out of the frames and every step like this are going to, and movement and life to your creation. So if I give a summary of this, first, when you are drawing, for instance, a character from the profile. Then you can imagine the same in movements. And you can play with the movement of every articulations here, here, here. Here. We have to understand that you can really, and imagine lines, the body moving with some lines. You can move here, you can move several things. So if you want to exercise yourself, you can draw the head. And then you take another color. And you just try to give very small movement. And from these movements, you can build your character arounds is moments. And start drawing like this. And you will see that your characters and into emerge more in movement and more, much more alive. 5. How to compose a scene: Now we are done with very important steps like the emotion we can add and the movements, which are the basic things. We can talk a little bit about. How compose the scene. We'll see that when you have a frame here, you will have to add characters with also some elements that we can pose her scenery. So first, you have to understand that we are on the storyboard. So you can stay. You can be very symbol. When you draw your sintering. You can start with a very simple lines. Wishes your arms in line. And from there you will place your character. First. You can place your character. So you have a character that is in foreground. And if you want to place a character in the background, we just have to respect something, which is very basic rule. You draw a dot here, draw lines from it. And you though that the head is going to be here and your characters green to be something like this. And if he's closer, you're going to have the head here, your shoulders and you draw the rest of the body. You have to respect the kind of background foreground is very important because if you try to draw several characters with different places, like here, like several characters going from the very foreground to do vary background. You have to respect again, move proportions despite the distance. So what you can do is to hand draw frames. I have four frames. You just runners in line. And every one of them. You can take like another color. And you just train yourself in drawing characters. With distance. I am only drawing the silhouette to be very simple. Point. And countries are going to be here. And if I want this character the same size, but here, I just respect the line here. The same proportions. Then I can be a very close character, Niantic camera and maybe another actor. And there's going to be here. Of course you can have sometime generally doesn't these very close to the camera, but you don't have to draw people. We had disappointed dialogues of to have very close up when you want to focus on exploration. So here we already have a kind of storyboard. We have frames, we have the characters. What is only missing his explanation of every frames here. But basically you start to have a first story ball with this only page setting. So before to go into this, you are going to draw a frame and may be makes all the preview things we have seen previously. You do draw an horizontal, binds x4 arisen. You'd agree, you draw it at that level. If you draw it too high, it's like if you counter was looking at the ground incident, very interesting. So enjoyed a here. And you can draw a character that is probably running. If we're just running the shoulders like this. Maybe he's running into that direction and maybe there is someone else running after him. I mean, bike on a bike is some smoke behind. And maybe he's looking at behind him. We can see that the final story is a purine Y1 drawing. You have something like this. So you can have fun trying to create some frame of storyboard just by drawing such sketches. And now I'm going also to give you another trick in a tool, we need to create a new layer. Pick on the end, and select from this new layer the multiplying modes. This multiplayer mode is going to give you some transparency while you will apply one color. Of course, you're not going to use plenty of colors because you have to be very simple. But I'm use seemed gray. And the gray is just giving a plaintiff additional information and really give you this storyboard style. It also gave volumes to character. And we have here some smoke behind the bike and I can use the finger tool just to create some smooth grey color. So we have here what we can call a storyboard frame. Then we will see later how we can draw a complete page of frames. 6. Drawing a storyboard page: Now we are going to work on a storyboard page. So I'm taking my working space like this and I'm going to draw a couple of frames. In fact, I am taking the plumes studio, or maybe I can take something probably more strayed. Ben. This is very symbol lines. It's not straight. But I'm not really taking or pay attention to this. So you will see that even if you don't draw very straight lines, not very important. Right now, we're focusing on the actions we're going to draw. So I'm taking this sketch and I first draw on a layer, this sketch of my storyboard. Maybe it would take another 6B. Okay, so first, I want a character that even in foreground, waiting. Okay? And these little blue King and someone else appearing here, k, We haven't kind of shadow. And we draw hairs. So this sketch thing on your story roads, this sketch style is really giving some movements. So the 6B brush is very good for storyboard. We have some backgrounds, right? Where the first frame. Now suite next. And doing to draw a close up here. Some hairs. And we have the phase expression with the nose. And I can also use the flood size of my pencil to add some shadows. Maybe the hero, very too big. Okay? And then we draw the other hand. So we have here in black, the person would just talk in the second frame, but we just suggested with black a form here. And we have the person is talking to gay would just arrived on the scene. And you can see, I'm using very simple lines. And again, using the flood signs sine of my pencil to save just some shadows. Right? Now. When it is done, you can create a new layer and multiply mode. And we'll play with maybe artistic or painting, watercolor, gray. And let's try just to suggest some gray values in the background. Okay, and for the faces and when to change. A maybe would take in drawing, let's try Oberon. It's good to give a kind of texture. Mario or using gray to looks like storyboard. Like the one draw for the movie The Birds. From H cock. It was drawing his own storyboard and he was dealing with a very dark pencil into was giving something like this. And the final one. And here we are. So he have three frame of storyboard. You can see that it's not that complex. We just have to respect different stamp we have just seen in the previous videos. And to criticize yourself by using the proportions, the emotions, and to include all of this in frames. And to use the tools of procreate to create these kind of effects. And that sets you will have your own storyboard created very shortly.