I have learned that visual storytelling is a rather tedious art… Making something look good and polished takes much more work than I had previously expected. I made my whole visual from scratch though, which might be why it was so unexpectedly time consuming, but I can’t imagine that it would’ve been much easier had I taken the route of re-purposing images. Finding cohesion and telling a story in a way that I do not often tell stories is difficult because it’s something I’m not used to. I mean, I’ve written comics before, even many times, but I’ve done a lot more in the way of writing stories than I have in drawing them, therefore making writing easier to me because it’s what I’m the most accustomed to. Visual storytelling I think is something that needs to be practiced to be mastered…like most things are.
I wish we had explored the realm of comics a little bit more, since that’s the area of visual storytelling that intrigues me the most, but because time was limited I’m not really surprised it wasn’t touched on much, which is fine. I don’t think I have any questions left about visual storytelling really. I can’t think of anything, but I will say that there’s always something to learn about everything. It’s impossible to know a subject in its entirety, even if one becomes an expert in that subject. There’s always more to know. I would say that telling stories through visuals is effective, but difficult at the same time.