Thursday, May 13, 2010

Valeri Koval: "Greetings from Russia!"

Recently I received a message with that greeting in the subject line. Russian storyboard artist Valeri Koval sent me a link to his blog, where I quickly became engrossed in page after page of his gorgeous penciled storyboard frames. Below, only a small sample from a 2009 project called "Legend of the White Monk"



Valeri describes himself as a "freelance storyboard artist, traditional animation" but a long list of credits at this site shows this talented artist has extensive experience in a wide variety of specialties, including feature film and commercial boarding.

Personally, I'm fascinated by Valeri's unique approach of drawing his frames exclusively in his signature pencil technique!

Valeri Koval's blog

6 comments:

  1. great! thanks for this post. i'm now clicking through every pic on his blog. love those lose pencils, especially the landscapes!

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  2. Yes, it becomes mesmerizing, doesn't it? I've never seen storyboards presented in quite this manner... Valeri's talent is really apparent in that seemingly endless stream of loosely (but very professionally) pencilled frames.

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  3. damn, these are really nice!i love seeing pencil work.

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  4. Neat--rounded edge frames!
    So fluid marks with that pencil, great~

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