Illustrating Stories: Creating a Storyboard and First Dummy Book

By AccessArt member Emma Malfroy

The delicate balance between text and pictures is how an illustrated book can draw its reader in, with words complimenting, not describing, the images. This could be compared to film making, where the synergy between visuals and music can convey more emotion and narrative to its audience, than dialogue alone.

Making a storyboard and a dummy book is essential to helping you develop your ideas for an illustrated book. You are looking to create the right pace and fluidity, ensuring words and pictures work together.

This is my creative journey through the preliminary stages of developing ideas and visual language for an illustrated book.


Creating a storyboard: final pages of concertina dummy book - Emma Malfroy
Final pages of concertina dummy book – Emma Malfroy


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