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Visual Narratives Workshop
Sunday May 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm BST
“Embark on a journey of creativity and storytelling as we bring together a community of digital artists with a focus on Visual Narratives”
Join us for an inspiring and interactive event where you can delve into the depths of visual storytelling, discover invaluable insights, and forge connections with fellow artists.
Whether you’re a seasoned visual storyteller or just starting your artistic expedition, this webinar welcomes artists of all backgrounds, regardless of the tools or applications they employ.
If you have just one render that tells a story, a series of visual narrative pieces or a fully fledged comic – we’d love to see your work!
As well as looking at community artwork, In this workshop we’re going to spend some of the time looking at laying out artwork for a visual narrative. We’ll look at software such as Comic Life 3. We’ll discuss:-
- Layout strategies
- Frame choices
- Frame flow
- Opening pages
In these workshops, we explore a range of thought-provoking subjects
[Click here] for the kind of subjects we discuss…
- Crafting Visual Narratives: Discover the art of writing for visual storytelling and explore techniques to captivate your audience.
- Masterful Renders: Unleash the power of lighting, composition, and rendering techniques to breathe life into your artwork.
- Animation Adventures: Dive into the world of animation and explore how to infuse movement and emotion into your visual narratives.
- Artful Layouts: Explore the strategic placement of elements, panels, and compositions within your artwork to enhance the flow and impact of your visual narrative.
- Character Chronicles: Uncover the secrets of creating captivating character artwork and learn how to evoke personality through your creations.
- AI for Storytellers: Discover the cutting-edge AI tools and technologies that can elevate your visual narratives and push the boundaries of creativity.
- Workflow Wonders: Explore efficient workflows and discover tips and tricks to streamline your artistic process and enhance your storytelling.
- Dialogue Dynamics: Learn the art of incorporating text and speech bubbles seamlessly into your artwork to enhance the narrative.
- Cover Artistry: Dive into the world of cover art and uncover the secrets of creating captivating visuals that entice viewers to explore your narratives.
- Sharing Your Stories: Discover the best platforms and avenues to publish and showcase your visual narrative artwork to a global audience.
During this event, we encourage you to:
- Seek Solutions Together: Engage with fellow artists and discuss any challenges you’re facing, seeking valuable input and guidance from the collective wisdom of the community.
- Showcase Your Story: Share your current artwork with the group and reveal the inspirations behind your captivating creations.
- Inspire and Empower: Share at least one tip or solution that has transformed your artistic journey, empowering others with your valuable insights.
Whether you’re eager to showcase your artwork, seek assistance with a creative hurdle, or simply mingle with like-minded artists and immerse yourself in a vibrant community, we invite you to be part of this artistic gathering.
You can register free to enter the webinar, though if you’d like to have the webinar HD quality recording plus bonus tutorial content or include membership to our Midjourney Masterclass for Visual Narrative Artists Coaching Group, then use one of the other ticket options.
Midjourney Masterclass for Visual Narrative Artists
This is a coaching group developed especially for Visual Narrative Artists that desire to use Midjourney as their main tool for creating sequential artwork.
- Are you curious about how Midjourney could create the artwork for a complete Visual Narrative?
- Have you hit limitations with using Midjourney to try and do this?
- Are you figuring out how to generate consistent artwork for a story?
- Would you like to use ChatGPT to assist in the process?
[Click here] Learn more about the Midjourney Masterclass
In this coaching group, we are going to show you an in-depth guide to Midjourney for sequential art generation so that you can…
1. Overcome guesswork at trying to create consistent visual elements for your story (characters, locations, props)
2. Plan ahead with a “visual database”
3. Work together and learn how to get fairly consistent “shots” or camera angles of your subjects
4. Study on how to overcome problems with Midjourney “muddling” your text prompt descriptions between different characters or other elements
5. Solving hand and finger problems (that Midjourney still struggles with)
6. Combine Midjourney with ChatGPT to assist in developing and writing visual narratives.
We are going to show you how to create a visual story with Midjourney even if…
1. You’ve never created a story before with digital art tools
2. You feel lost with all of the parameters that Midjourney comes with
3. You’ve felt frustrated with getting inconsistent results with Midjourney.
- Four (foundational) or Eight (Advanced) weeks of 1.5 hour live webinar lessons (see curriculum below)
- Class assignment and reviews during the lessons
- A private forum to continue learning, connecting and sharing in-between sessions
When does this start?
The live classes will start in the first few weeks of June 2023.
What you’ll need for this class
Basic or standard membership for Midjourney (even if it’s just for 2 months!)
Webinar Ticket Options
1. Free Ticket
- Entry only to webinar
2. Premium Ticket
- Webinar HD searchable recording with captions
- Bonus content : Visual Storytelling – 5 Essential Building Blocks by Peter von Stackelberg
- Tutorial set video running time : 3 hours and 15 minutes
- 9 PDF resource pack including mini graphic novel and 184 slide set
3. Platinum Ticket : Midjourney Masterclass for VN Artists : Foundation
[Click here] for the Foundation Curriculum
Week 1: The Setup
- Setting up and using Midjourney
- Creating a visual database of reference anchors
- Choosing and using reference images
- Midjourney “anchor” images
- Keyword and seed number recordings
- Consistent styling and avoiding AI noise
Week 2: The Characters
- Review of consistent character generation methods
- Deeper tips on consistent character attributes
- Age, hair styling and color, eyes, skin, head shape, and body shape
- Consistent clothing in depth
- Overcoming challenges with hands, props, and character actions
Week 3: The Locations & Props
- Influencing environments and consistent prop building
- Interiors, exteriors, and weather
- Obtaining different shots of the same location
- Using visual cues despite variations
- Consistent prop visualization
Week 4: The Camera
- Shot types: in-depth case studies for Midjourney
- Wide, full, medium, and close-up shots
- Angle shots: high, low, Dutch, worm’s eye
- Character shot case studies
- Space for speech bubbles
4. Platinum Ticket : Midjourney Masterclass for VN Artists : Advanced
(This Ticket option includes Foundation)
[Click here] for the Advanced Curriculum
Advanced Techniques and Story Integration
Week 5: Overcoming Midjourney Muddles
- Dealing with multiple characters and elements in a Midjourney render
- Using specific weighting to overcome muddles
- Character interaction case studies
- Compositing single character renders
- Handling large numbers of visual elements or crowd scenes
Week 6: Styling and Layout
- Postwork fixing and styling for consistent renders
- Rapid assembly of a graphic novel or comic
- Tips and tricks for using Comic Life 3
- Dealing with artefacts and ensuring consistent styling
Week 7: Midjourney with ChatGPT
- Story writing with ChatGPT
- Using ChatGPT to generate story elements and text for a visual narrative
- Building a story outline with ChatGPT
- Writing chapters in detail using ChatGPT
Week 8: Midjourney with ChatGPT : Illustrating a public domain book
- Full case study on illustrating a public domain book or short story
- Assisting ChatGPT in identifying key scenes and actions for illustration
- Prospecting book cover options
- Advanced techniques for styling and layout
- Exploring additional styling examples