Storyboard a Monster Movie - Part 1 - Traditional Techniques

Learn how to create monster movie storyboards with a Hollywood storyboarding master.


Esteemed storyboard artist Drew Garcia-Price guides you through all the knowledge necessary in order to learn, and eventually master, the art of storyboarding a monster movie.

Watch as Drew takes you through his many years of experience and insight, showcasing all the necessary skills and talents it requires to become a storyboard artist.


  • Setting up camera shots
  • How to re-frame your scenes based on your drawing
  • Fundamental aspects of perspective
  • Using arrows to describe camera movement
  • Insight into working with a director


Approximate Runtime is: 02:46:03

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  1. Title & Introduction - 00:00:00
  2. Storyboard Basics - 00:01:25
  3. Materials - 00:09:20
  4. Basics Of Shot Language - Setting Up Your Shots - 00:31:39
  5. Establishing Your Scenes - 00:46:29
  6. Perspective - 01:07:19
  7. A Quick Exercise On Perspective - 01:22:29
  8. Perspective In Anatomy - 01:25:22
  9. Character Representation - 01:38:13
  10. Determining Aspect Ratio - 01:49:32
  11. Layout & Board Presentation - 01:53:54
  12. Key Information - 01:56:20
  13. Arrows & Movement - 02:19:01
  14. Establishing A Sequence & Working With The Director - 02:29:50
  15. Wrap Up - 02:45:11


CLICK on the links below to find the materials you need for this lesson. 


Some items might be harder to find, but a little internet scouring usually finds you everything you'll need.


Burman Industries


  • Small Handheld Brush



  • Drawing Tools
    • 0.5 Mechanical Pencil
    • Ballpoint Pen
    • Copic Markers – Gray Shades
    • Faber Castell’s Pitt Artist Pen
    • Fine-Tipped Sharpie Marker
    • Lead Holders
    • Lead Sharpener
    • Mechanical Pencil Lead Refills
    • Non-Photo Blue Lead
    • Non-Photo Blue Pencils
    • Paper
    • Paper Stump Pencil
    • Rectangular Template
    • Regular Black Sharpie Marker
    • Sakura Pigma Brush Pen
    • Sanford Prisma Colored Pencil – Black
    • Shapes Stencil
    • Triangular Ruler
    • White-Out Pen
    • White Vinyl Clickable Eraser



When working with toxic and/or dangerous materials or tools:

ALWAYS read labels for appropriate use guidelines
ALWAYS wear a high-grade respirator
ALWAYS work in a well-ventilated area
ALWAYS protect your skin
ALWAYS wear eye protection

Reference Materials


  • Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen by Steven D. Katz
  • Rapid Viz: A New Method for the Rapid Visualitzation of Ideas by Kurt Hanks
  • Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in your Artwork by David Chelsea
  • Check out Andrew Loomis' books, especially Figure Drawing for All It's Worth and Drawing the Head and Hands
  • Dynamic Anatomy, Burne Hogarth
  • Drawing the Human Head, Burne Hogarth
  • Dynamic Hands, Burne Hogarth
  • Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery, Burne Hogarth
  • FORCE, Dynamic Life Drawings for Animators by Michael D. Mattesi
  • Study the masters of character: Will Eisner, Alex Toth, Joe Kubert.
  • Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers by Marcos Mateu-Mestre


  • Glenn Vilppu is alive and teaching very traditional anatomy drawing in the Old Master style. Videos of his classes, unpacking his text books, all at his website:
  • Youtube is full of users sharing great information, both knowledge and resources. Check out ClockSketch (timed poses for gesture drawing), Sycra for some interesting thoughts on anatomy and figure drawing, vilppustore for some clips of Glenn Vilppu breaking it down.

Artist Information


Andrés "Drew" García-Price

Master Hollywood storyboard artist & monster illustrator for SOUTHLAND TALES, SUSPECT ZERO, DONNIE DARKO & R.I.P.D

Andrés "Drew" García-Price, a lifelong artist, has been putting his storyboarding bag of...

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