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Process: Using Storyboards in Comics by NelsonBlakeII
Process: Using Storyboards in Comics
I like to storyboard a script before turning it into comic book layouts.  This helps me separate content ideas from design ideas, and clarify the flow of action visually.  I’ll often change things going into the page(angles, transitions, etc), as the boards just act as a first draft.  Once the action is out of my head and onto the page in some form, I can focus on design.  It seems like an extra step, but confidence is important when working on pages and this step takes a lot of the doubt out of the process.  
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NelsonBlakeII
Nelson Blake II
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United States
Current Residence: New York
Favourite genre of music: Progressive Metal
Favourite photographer: Ridley Scott
Operating System: OS X (converted!)
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Touch
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie Griffin
Personal Quote: Separation is the source of all evil.
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Hey all.  Usually when I make a journal I have to apologize for a year of inactivity.  This time I've been posting art semi-regularly and I hope you've all been enjoying that.  Thanks to everyone who stops by and even more so to those who take the time to comment or favorite a pic.  I've been playing around with video more lately, recording some drawing sessions on Livestream and today I posted a sped of version of one of those sessions on Youtube.  Links below:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWWK4l…

livestream.com/nelsonblakeii

Following me on Twitter is the best way to be notified when I'm about to stream.  I usually tweet about an hour or two before I start streaming, though there is no rhyme or reason to what times I stream.  Twitter: twitter.com/nelsonblake2

Upcoming books:
Witchblade #165
Witchblade/Darkness Western issue
Artifacts #29

Should I start using this journal for all that opinion stuff?  I'm being convinced more and more that broad internet opinions are a waste of time.  Then again, this journal or a blog is a much better format than Facebook or Twitter for that kind of thing. Still on the fence....
  • Listening to: Bad Meets Evil, New Dream Theater, Chimp Spanner
  • Reading: Dance of Dragons
  • Watching: Documentaries
  • Playing: Saints Row(part1!), SF3(just a lil)
  • Eating: Chicken Wraps
  • Drinking: Coffee and Water

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:iconcaelkriss:
Caelkriss Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Super inspiring! :D
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DVLArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Artist
I totally dig your gallery. It is quite the inspiration!
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NelsonBlakeII Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Thanks, man!  
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:iconfirstname-jones:
firstname-jones Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
 i added your art to my blog

the title says it all i just wanted you to know
thanks
jones
 
let me know what you think
 
jones-loves-art.blogspot.com/
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Natacha3 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I love your work !
Congratulations for your marvelous gallery !
Nat
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bekrah Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is Becky from the SPK video chat, I just wanted to say your art is awesome, you do some great figure drawing, thanks for sharing it.  
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DimRasha Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Stunning gallery! Really great works!! ^_^
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Kenichi2point0 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Amazing work!
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howlett66 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Cool stuff bro. :)
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JamesGabriel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Artist
I love your work, man!
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