Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Storyboarding is a GREAT alternative to drawing Comics by Robert A. Marzullo
Well I am one happy little camper. I am working on another Storyboarding project this week and I have to say, I really enjoy it. If you have followed my work or any of my sites then you already know that I am a comic book fan and want nothing more than to draw comics for a living. But, since that has never been able to give me a decent living wage, I diversify. I have done signs and graphics for years but now I am focusing on Storyboards. I studied the art form for a few years before I was able to get my first job. ( Which was a lot better than my track record with comics. ) I have completed a few jobs with various clients and although some of them have been tough and the deadlines even tougher, I am excited to do more! It is a great feeling to tell a story with pictures. Would I like drawing old web head flying off a building to save the damsel in distress? You betcha! But I am a provider for my family and no one has ever waived a pay check at me to do comics. Not a very large one anyways. Maybe one day. I am a dreamer so I will never give up. It just isn't in my nature to quit. That being said, Storyboards are quite similar in the way that you are a director of camera angles, perspective, lighting, actors/actresses, set designs, and the list goes on and on. And the best part, you are telling a story with your art. That my friends is Amazing even without super heroes and super powers. Now don't get me wrong, as soon as I am done paying the bills by drawing other people's ideas I am right back to drawing my comic book Blackstone! And working on the Youtube channel to show others how to create art. So comics is just as much a part of my life as before and Storyboards should only teach me to draw better comics. Before I was making most of my income by designing signs and vehicle wraps. And although I was very blessed to be successful with that, it was not drawing to make my living. So now I am taking a new path. I am going to be Robert Marzullo "Storyboard Artist" and we will see how well the title fits! So if you ever want to look at other options for being a working artist, I would look into Storyboards. And you don't have to just do commercials like I am doing. Storyboards are used in every area of entertainment from Movies to Gaming. Shoot, they even do Storyboards for amusement parks before they build a new ride! Pretty cool…..I know, right!?! Sorry, I just answered myself. Time to go see my therapist.
Well anyways, thanks for joining me on my artistic journey and I hope this sheds some light for some up and coming artist. I had no idea about this line of work. I was so consumed by just being a comic book artist that it never occurred to me. Luckily a friend of mine was kind enough to bring me into the industry. Actually, two of them. So again I am very blessed. Most artist would need to go to school to make such connections. So build up that portfolio and draw Comics and Storyboards and whatever else you can get your dirty little hands on!
Thanks for stopping by!
Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics