Required Reading for
the storyboard artist

Being a professional storyboard artist requires a mix of drawing skills, film knowledge, and story structure. Each one of these disciplines is a specialized skill, but it's important to be familiar with all of them to understand how to construct a winning scene.

The following is a list of our recommendations for books and materials to improve your storyboards, drawing skills, and film knowledge. Do you have other suggestions for books that have helped you? Leave a reply in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Professional Storyboarding Rules of Thumb

By Sergio Paez and Anson Jew 
Published by Focal Press

The Art of Storyboarding (ebook)

By Sergio Paez and Dave Wilton.

Other Suggested Books

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth
Fun With A Pencil


Creative Illustration


Drawing People


Story


Save the Cat


On Directing Film


Star Wars Storyboards


Framed Ink


Cinematic Storytelling


Star Wars Storyboards


Walt Disney Animation


The Visual Story


Perspective Drawing


The Five C's of Cinematography

Storyboard Design


Storyboards


The DC Comics Guide


Storyboarding Essentials


Vanishing Point: Perspective


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