Been working hard on storyboards for second book in the 'Xalien the Purple Alien' series. I started with pencil sketches which I went over in Photoshop to make them nice and sharp. Once approved these storyboards will become the bare bones of the final illustration. Working quickly on storyboards helps me stay intuitive and generally gives a smooth line, any issues with perspectives and sizing can be easily changed on the finals and clients obviously like a quick turn around for early visuals! At this stage of illustrating a book I think the most important thing to convey is good sense of character and to make sure the images 'flow' as a sequence.
**Stayed tuned for news about the release of the first book in this charming series 'Xalien the Purple Alien'**
I'm Charlie Roberts, an illustrator from Lancashire.