I’m going to make this answer re-bloggable in case you find it helpful :)



Hi! If you’re looking to get into storyboarding, I totally recommend taking a look at Sherm Cohen’s page. Sherm is a pro, and so amazingly talented. He has a knack for teaching, and he posts a lot of useful info and tips and such all over the place. Job postings too! You can find his main blog at: storyboardsecrets.com/blog/
If memory serves, he also started a storyboarding group on DeviantArt where he posts helpful info and such. Sherm also put out a DVD lesson set and I highly recommend it :)
As for advice:
Be prepared to draw. A LOT. Have plenty of pencils, pens and paper handy.
Post-It-Notes are your friends. You can block out boards or correct them as you go with Post-Its, and then redo panels as needed. This helps you see the flow.
You can board digitally to keep yourself organized, and either scan in your drawings, or draw right in Photoshop/whatever software you use to draw on your computer.
Liquid Paper/White Out/White Paint can be helpful when making small edits.
Don’t get too attached to panels/jokes/actions. You’re going to be throwing a lot aside for the sake of editing to get the best possible boards you can for what you’re boarding. If something doesn’t work out, get rid of it. 
Learn from what you see and from those around you. There are a lot of boards or portions of boards posted online. Boards come in all styles and levels of completion. Sometimes something simple is perfect, and other times a more finished look is needed. As you block out and plan things, you can work to build up your boards. I suggest using the post-its to rough out your boards and get a feel for them. Saves you a lot of time in drawing if things change early on (which they will). Take a look at boards posted online and in books. 
Check out AnimationMeat.com for some great blank templates for different types of boards. 
Also, I answered a similar question about Storyboarding (building a portfolio) HERE and I hope you find this helpful! Feel free to ask me another question if you’re looking for info about something I didn’t mention here :D
I hope this helps you :)


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I’m going to make this answer re-bloggable in case you find it helpful :)

Hi! If you’re looking to get into storyboarding, I totally recommend taking a look at Sherm Cohen’s page. Sherm is a pro, and so amazingly talented. He has a knack for teaching, and he posts a lot of useful info and tips and such all over the place. Job postings too! You can find his main blog at: storyboardsecrets.com/blog/

If memory serves, he also started a storyboarding group on DeviantArt where he posts helpful info and such. Sherm also put out a DVD lesson set and I highly recommend it :)

As for advice:

  • Be prepared to draw. A LOT. Have plenty of pencils, pens and paper handy.
  • Post-It-Notes are your friends. You can block out boards or correct them as you go with Post-Its, and then redo panels as needed. This helps you see the flow.
  • You can board digitally to keep yourself organized, and either scan in your drawings, or draw right in Photoshop/whatever software you use to draw on your computer.
  • Liquid Paper/White Out/White Paint can be helpful when making small edits.
  • Don’t get too attached to panels/jokes/actions. You’re going to be throwing a lot aside for the sake of editing to get the best possible boards you can for what you’re boarding. If something doesn’t work out, get rid of it. 
  • Learn from what you see and from those around you. There are a lot of boards or portions of boards posted online. Boards come in all styles and levels of completion. Sometimes something simple is perfect, and other times a more finished look is needed. As you block out and plan things, you can work to build up your boards. I suggest using the post-its to rough out your boards and get a feel for them. Saves you a lot of time in drawing if things change early on (which they will). Take a look at boards posted online and in books. 
  • Check out AnimationMeat.com for some great blank templates for different types of boards. 

Also, I answered a similar question about Storyboarding (building a portfolio) HERE and I hope you find this helpful! Feel free to ask me another question if you’re looking for info about something I didn’t mention here :D

I hope this helps you :)

This question was originally answered here.