Storyboard Illustration with Procreate

A course by Davis Lisboa
Storyboard Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined September 2009
, Storyboard Artist

Learn techniques to create a professional storyboard for audiovisual productions

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (39)
  • 869 students

Learn techniques to create a professional storyboard for audiovisual productions

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (39)
  • 869 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 38m)
  • 45 additional resources (24 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Every great audiovisual project begins with a good idea, whether it’s for an ad, a film, an animation, or a video for social media. Davis Lisboa’s work as a professional storyboard expertise consists in transforming invisible threads of imagination into reality, creating scenes filled with shapes and colors.

In this course, Davis teaches you how to create a professional storyboard step by step, stemming from the creative interpretation of a script to the creation of contour and color in your drawings. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to tell a story visually and amaze your clients.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Cinematic narration
  • U3
    U3. Initial Planning
  • U4
    U4. Realization of the storyboard
  • U5
    U5. The delivery
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know your teacher, Davis Lisboa. Learn about his professional career as a storyboard artist and where he draws inspiration from before going through the basic structure of a storyboard.

Davis explains the differences between a film storyboard and an advertising storyboard, showing you different image proportions like the Fibonacci Spiral and the pentagram. Discover the elements used to build a narrative for film in your storyboard, such as frames, positioning, angles, movement, and camera angles.

Begin sketching your final project in the next unit. Learn the importance of visually interpreting a script by creating a storyboard from a script written by Davis himself, “Persecución en Venecia”.

Carry on by doing some image research and learn how to create a moodboard. Create basic digital compositions, or screencasts, in Photoshop using the references you collected in the last unit.

Next, it’s time to get to work with Procreate! Davis shows you his favorite layers and brushes. Create the outlines for your storyboard and then add colors, applying the concepts you previously learned to your storyboard.

To finish the course, learn how to export your work from Procreate to Photoshop and see how to make the finishing touches for the final edit of your project.

What is this course's project?

Learn how to create a professional storyboard from start to finish, using a script to go from sketching, to creating a moodboard, to preparing the final scenes for a client.

Who is this online course for?

For students in drawing, comic design, or illustration. Storyboard artists, 2D or 3D animators, as well as professionals in the audiovisual, advertising, video art, or digital marketing industries.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, basic drawing skills and some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Procreate are recommended.

As for materials, you need a computer with Photoshop and an iPad with the Procreate app and a graphics tablet.


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Davis Lisboa

A course by Davis Lisboa

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Storyboard Artist

São Paulo native Davis Lisboa has over forty years of professional experience as a storyboard artist. His passion for visual narratives led him to Spain in 1987, where he studied at the Centre d'Art i Disseny Escola Massana before studying Fine Arts at the Universidad de Barcelona.

In 1989 he decided to launch his own studio and solidified his career by working with top-tier advertising agencies in Brazil, Spain, Germany, the United States, the UK, and Russia. Some of his major clients include: Aftershare, Contrapunto BBDO, DDB, Dommo, DoubleYou, Grey, Havas, HMG, Indira, K Factor, Lewis, MKTG, Morillas, Mr. Goldwind, Newlink, Ogilvy, & Rosàs, Saatchi & Saatchi, SantaMarta & Astorga, Shackleton, Smile, TBWA, Tiempo BBDO, Vainilla, We Are Social (Spain), Bagusat (Germany), Barbarian, The Conquistadors (USA), Cream Directors, and Meredith Collective (UK), Park Productions (Russia).


  • U1


    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Cinematic narration

    • Camera angles, movements and lenses
    • Planes, positions and camera views
    • Landmark proportions, the pentagram and the Fibonacci spiral
    • Story and storyboard differences for cinema and advertising
  • U3

    Initial Planning

    • Basic digital compositions
    • Research and mood boards
    • Script and roughs
  • U4

    Realization of the storyboard

    • Layers and brushes
    • Contour lines 1
    • Contour lines 2
    • Contour lines 3
    • Colorful 1
    • Colorful 2
    • Colorful 3
    • Colorful 4
    • Colorful 5
  • U5

    The delivery

    • Errors and rectifications
    • Export and delivery
  • FP

    Final project

    • Storyboard Illustration with Procreate

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Storyboard Illustration with Procreate. Illustration course by Davis Lisboa

Storyboard Illustration with Procreate

A course by Davis Lisboa
Storyboard Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined September 2009
  • 100% positive reviews (39)
  • 869 students