FAQ

SOFTWARE and HARDWARE
I use Photoshop to digitally draw, tone and color my boards on a Wacom Cintiq digital tablet.  By working digitally, I am able to make changes quickly as well as create images that can be fed directly into clients' work flow.

I do both rough and more finished boards. It works best if clients specify preference ahead of time.

I work onsite or remotely via Skype and FaceTime.

For my personal work, see my INSTAGRAM account.

BECOMING A STORYBOARD ARTIST: There is a huge amount of information online about storyboarding. I can only add emphasis on the importance of learning to draw well by taking figure drawing classes, both long pose and quick sketch, as well as visual communication sketching.

SKILLS: Storyboarding requires good draftsmanship. This includes gestural figure drawing, drawing three dimensional form in space, and perspective. A thorough knowledge of film shot composition, continuity and storytelling is indispensable.

BOOKS:  I've found Steven D. Katz's book Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen to be helpful.

"Making of" books that are dedicated to the art of movies as well as supplemental materials included with DVDs often include storyboard panels.

ORGANIZATIONS
Art Director's Guild
Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Bologna Children's Book Fair