There are probably no other books around that covers composition with emphasis on storytelling as well as Framed Ink. This is a whole book. Mar 29, Explore Bill Chaltraw's board "Framed Ink", followed by people on Weekly sketches week 14 th, Hue Teo Value Drawing, Comic Book. Design Studio Press's new book Framed Ink, written by year animation veteran Marcos Mateu-Mestre, serves as a guide to visual.
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Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers Paperback – August 31, The ultimate guide to visual storytelling! “With Framed Ink, Marcos Mateu distills his twenty-plus year career in feature animation into a clear, practical manual on the language of images. Start by marking “Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers” as Want to Read: Using his experiences from working in the comic book industry, movie studios and teaching, Marcos introduces the reader to a step-by-step system that will create the most successful. Framed Ink – The ultimate guide to visual storytelling! Using his experiences from working in the comic book industry, movie studios and teaching, Marcos.
Aug 22, Natik rated it it was amazing This needs more reviews since art books are so hit-and-miss: This book is not a drawing technique or even drawing style reference. It assumes you already know both HOW and WHAT to draw, but are looking for help in arranging the characters and objects in a dynamic way to help propel your story. I'm also glad the text is very straightforward and not "stereotypically pret This needs more reviews since art books are so hit-and-miss: This book is not a drawing technique or even drawing style reference. I'm also glad the text is very straightforward and not "stereotypically pretentious art professor" at all. Everything this book sets out to do, it does very well. However, it does totally omit some important concepts. You get nothing at all on use of color, for example.
He does not include too much on how to properly show off a cool environment or coordinate a visually appealing spaceship battle It's ideal for those wanting to get into storyboarding in any media.
I found the writing to be very clunky and maybe a little too wordy. It's obvious that English is not Marcos Mateu-Mestre first language. The ideas are clear and understandable but maybe could have been stated more simply. Most of the information is fundamental Framed Ink is an instructional book teaching techniques in storytelling in film-animation or live action, and includes a small section on techniques for comic book pages.
Most of the information is fundamental to visual storytelling and I've already gotten them from other resources like Bruce Block's The Visual Story or from classes in Storyboarding. View all 3 comments.
Dec 12, Eric Basir rated it it was amazing. An invaluable resource. Of all the art books I own and classes I've taken, this one tops them all.
An invaluable resource of wisdom and performance, like a treasure trove for comic artists and animators. This is indeed a great look at the flow of a comics page and techniques to guide the readers eye in a beautiful performance. A really sharp and keen and clear setting out of compositional principles for storyboard, animation and comics. Of all the art books I own and the classes I've taken, this one, all by itself tops them all. Obviously this is also a good ad for the artist and his work.
Th An invaluable resource of wisdom and performance, like a treasure trove for comic artists and animators. The author, in beautiful art, insightfully explains in a telling how the visual language of the frame works and it reveals the structure beneath the surface that allows visual storytellers to guide and support the unfolding of drama on the screen and page. If you are a storyboard artist, an animator, a comic artist, a filmmaker, or a graphic novelist, then this is your place to be.
There is some sort of richness and insight for any artist to find right here. I wonder what will you think and react as you find here some of the famous comics he highlighted on the spot. Some are indeed an amazing as well as a beautiful work. May 29, Dominika rated it really liked it. While the subject matter is primarily for graphic novels, the aspects of cinematography covered could easily be applied towards photography or film.
This was a super quick read for me, but I image the majority of the value of this book would be as a reference material in both the creation and critic of visual storytelling. The explanations are simple but the author does a good job building upon the fundamentals and covers a lot of material. I feel like this book may only scratch the surface, but While the subject matter is primarily for graphic novels, the aspects of cinematography covered could easily be applied towards photography or film.
I feel like this book may only scratch the surface, but I've always been interested in cinematography and shot composition for both drawing and photography, so this was a good way to dip my toe in the pool.
May 14, Daliamon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 09, Mya rated it it was amazing. This is superhelpful but is not a book to be read once and put aside, I'm sure I'll have to reference it often for ideas when I get stuck. There is simply too much to consider when composing an illustration. I wish the author went a little further on what shapes are eyecatching though, like as he said diagonals imply movement and S curves draw the eye, and he did mention triangle constructions but is there all there is?
Indeed, the book is quite short. Mar 05, Hesper rated it really liked it Shelves: Excellent resource for solving any number of visual composition problems.
It assumes anyone referencing it already has a solid grasp of the fundamentals, but it relays the material so clearly and concisely that artists of all skill levels can benefit.
Dinging off a star for lack of exercises, although those can be easily extrapolated from the included examples. I suspect I'd have been less parsimonious had the book's focus been less oriented toward graphic novels. Mar 29, Tender Looks rated it really liked it.
Este es un libro de esos que dices: Feb 20, Adam Hamilton rated it it was amazing. This book is a great tool for anybody in the industry, from writers to pencillers alike.
Except maybe letterers. Jun 30, Ian rated it really liked it. Full of invaluable, comprehensive, well-phrased insight. Unfortunately, it prioritizes concision at the cost of coherence; the pacing is an assortment of abrupt punches, so it can be easy to zone out. Aug 09, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Fantastic book!
Full of very clear examples. Even the sections that focus on comics have concepts that are useful for a painter. Ex, dividing a subject so that it looks fragmented increase the tension in a scene. Sep 08, Anika rated it it was amazing Shelves: Book full of incredible art and great yet simple advice.
Perfect to turn to for general inspiration or to help you solve a specific problem. Let's go with 4. But still the most helpful artbook I found to date. Dec 01, David Schembri rated it really liked it. Fantastic book. My only glitch is the writing aspect as descriptions became over thought, but mostly this was a great read. I learned a lot from this and will refer and recommend it.
Essential reading for visual storytellers. Sep 22, Duong Rkudo rated it it was amazing Shelves: An incredible visual textbook. Dec 03, Andrada Savu rated it it was amazing. Simply incredible.
Nov 06, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Part technical manual and part dazzling art book, this work by master craftsman Mateau is helping me bridge the gap between drawing a compelling image and telling a coherent story.
Nov 30, M. A must read for anyone interested in the way framing and composition works in film and comics.
Marcos Mateu-Mestre is a visual concept artist and has worked in both comics and animation. His credits include such films as Balto and the Prince of Egypt. This author is actually one that walks the walk and talks the talk. But I digress. Each example is illustrated by a rendered drawing, an abstract thumbnail displaying the aspects of said drawing, and a brief text explaining these principles in detail. The other chapters of the book are quite informative as well. Some of you are wondering what this has to do with this blog and with Sunnyville Stories.
My download of this book was an accident. It was during the development of the fourth episode of Sunnyville Stories available for download BTW that some criticized my panel shots as being too many medium and close-up shots.
Almost immediately, I applied what I learned into my comics. The original thumbnail was more of a flat side view.
So I pulled out my copy of the book and studied it for some ideas. This is a tense moment for Rusty. His parents are laying down the law and making it clear that he WILL go to the dance.