Andrew Segal storyboard and thumbnail building workshop + anthology deadline.

Come and join us for a free and very exciting storyboard and thumbnail building workshop run by our brilliant WIP Comics friend/member Andrew Segal , who is a super talented game artist and a teacher!

When: Saturday 23rd of Feb , 2.00pm
Where: Our usual meeting place: 5th Floor by the balcony, Royal Festival Hall

Also don't forget to bring your finished anthology art as we are going to decide on how to proceed further with it.

Please call me on[masked] if you have trouble finding us.

We will be looking forward seeing you and your work :-)

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  • Ivanka L.

    Hey Join this meetup so it gets announced on the main board:­

    March 5, 2013

  • Jeeshan

    A useful workshop with interesting thoughts on the connection between cinematic perspectives and comic artwork

    February 26, 2013

  • Andrew S.

    Thank you all for coming, hope it was fun and useful or at least a creative way to spend an afternoon. So, now we are all wondering when is the next meet up ?

    February 24, 2013

  • Robyn S.

    good - thanks very much for your time and expertise Andy

    February 23, 2013

  • mark k.

    sorry can't make it. just a thought but is there anyway changing the time for the meets to around 12 noon.

    February 23, 2013

  • Andrew S.


    Today's Exercises;
    These are purely based on visual thumbnails, you can write notes to clarify something in your scene but try to not write the story in words but in pictures.


    Thumbnail a quick sequence;
    A Day in the Life- choosing one of these settings;
    In the real world- A real location or place
    In a remote location- A location that is the star of the day, i.e. a mountain top monastery, aboard a boat, a camel train, a car in the desert, trekking across the frozen arctic etc.
    Somewhere strange- An alien location and events- an exotic or busy location (alien marketplace)- A location that may dwarf the characters. STORYBOARD;
    Take your thumbnails and expand to quick storyboards-
    Don’t worry about details, just shapes for objects.

    The storyboard and thumbnails should highlight what you’ll need to design and how the story may work.

    After working out the shots for a storyboard- how would you convert them to a comic page?

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Andrew S.

    WIP COMICS; Storyboard and thumbnail building workshop.

    • The thumbnail is roughly between the size of a thumbnail and a credit card.
    • They are used to plan a scene quickly, usually using simple shapes.
    • With a few quick lines you can set the tone and exactly where the viewer should be looking.
    • When drawing thumbnails, you should use a pencil or pen. Use a thick marker type pen for creating contrast. Working in pen means no rubbing out or temptation to rework the same picture. Draw a new one.
    • Work quickly- don’t labour over a line, it’s a thumbnail, don’t worry about proportions.
    • Get the idea down as quickly as possible and move on.
    • Explore variations on a theme- Redraw the same idea in different ways.
    • Expanding the thumbnail-
    Scanning in or scaling up thumbnails using Photoshop
    • Always create thumbnails for scenes involving movement, as the speed of drawing gives the sketch an immediacy and dynamism that a carefully planned drawing stifle.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Rafael L.

    I won't be able to make it, but I will make sure to send my pages to the WIP email - feel free to evaluate it!

    February 19, 2013

    • Rafael L.

      Just sent my 2 pages to the WIP email. Please check it.

      February 20, 2013

  • Paul R.

    Can't make it

    February 9, 2013

  • james f.

    lol Im going too

    February 6, 2013

  • Wade W.

    Going to Super Comic Con...

    January 25, 2013

  • Neil

    I can't come. It is London Super Comic Con that day.

    January 25, 2013

  • Elena J.

    I actually can't make it that day, but I thought I would contribute to get this thing going.

    1 · January 25, 2013

  • mark k.

    look forward to it

    January 25, 2013

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