Process of creating a personal Story Board
My process of creating begins with my completed questionnaire and personal photos. What they love will be featured as I begin a rough sketch & timeline of their important life events. Using inks, acrylics and a bit of decoupodge, I begin to weave together their story into a time line, following the client's story. The illustrations take center stage, as the memories take on a life of their own as the ultra personal visual biography springs to life, and their story is captured with a brushstroke.
They say art should speak to you- my concept in art is to speak to the generations and to preserve their personal history, in a colorful, running narrative of the times of their life, with my brush. Not a bit stuffy, I spin a phrase, tell a joke, insert a reference, the story caputred allows you stop and revisit that moment in time. The old and young alike smile as they find the crazy comical pets, misty-eyed brides, and relive the many moments which are uniquely yours to enjoy. With a nod to the past and present, I hope my art captures that intangible feeling of love, and brings a smile to all who view the piece, and
that will bring a smile to my face. Seton McGlennon, artist