How can we find and approach a topic?
Watch and listen!
Sound is very helpful to find the groove of your story. So stroll around with the scope of an interesting place. Sit and listen. Do not think about your story, this comes later. This step helps you to nourish your brain to develop later a reportage drawing.
What do you hear?
Take notes and make a doodled list:
Are there noises?
Natural noises like wind or the sound of flowing wild water or waves?
Artificial noises like cars and lorries?
Do you hear birds singing?
Do you hear people talking?
What languages do you hear?
How many languages do you hear?
Do you hear children playing?
What other sound do you detect?
What kind of rhythm and beat and your location?
Do you have a sound for your location in your musicapp?
What kind of objects do you see? Name them all or doodle them all!
Can you collect an object that stands as a symbol for your location? Glue it in your sketchbook.
What kind of persons do you see? For the story, it may be helpful to make a list of the persons as far as you know them.
What are the persons doing?
Guess what their day may look like.
Think about their schedule and what they may have done before and what they are doing later.
Wait longer then you planned, because boredom makes you creative.
So stay again 15 minutes and refrain from distracting you on your mobile phone.
What are the wishes and desires of the persons?
What have they experienced?
What will they experience?
Here and after these thought and doodles start your story …
Impressions of the day
Some nice storyboards
Das Leben einer Floristin und ihrer Familie im Corona-Lockdown