I see my mind as a tapestry woven through with memories, dreams and thoughts.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


I have decided to share with you a storyboard version of 'Violet Jelly'. Many of the illustrations are not in the book as it would have made it too costly. However, I would like to give them an airing and welcome your thoughts on the illustrations. I shall post five pages at a time, so it will take three days to complete. Obviously, there are many abbreviations in order for the script to fit into the limited space.


I created a storyboard as I think that the book would make a good animation
I do not have the expertise to create it.
I see the story in this way, as well as in book form, because I have spent many years being involved in the writing and production of drama (albeit not 'big time').
I love the idea of the book because I can use words and words are what I use best.
I see the visual element because of the illustrations. I love drawing and art in general, so I see Violet Jelly in both forms and did so as I wrote.
Words and illustrations copyright of Ann Sharples


Gina Duarte said...

The illustrations are delightful and so wildly different from one another. Does each represent an idea for a book or do they all connect in some way, eventually?

I love animation. Do you know of the work of the Quay brothers? I just discovered their work and am in love with it. They created the bus crash scene in the movie Frida and also did the video for Peter Gabriel's song Sledgehammer.

Thank you so much for the comment. I haven't put up a new post in so long that I was wondering if everyone had forgotten all about my blog!

I left a response to your comment but I'll leave it here as well: I would love to meet up with you one day in Lisbon. Let's keep in touch!

aguja said...

Great to hear from you, Gina! Yes, let's keep in touch!
The illustrations are all from the same book, which is available on amazon (illustrated and unillustrated. In the storyboard, there are extra illustrations, so this is a synopsis of the book (but does not contain the depth of language nor the nuances. The second part will be up on Sunday and the final part, next Wednesday
Your blog is a joy to read, so I always look for your posts.

Spangle said...

Fab idea! I look forward to seeing the next set of story boards.

Style, She Wrote said...

I've never seen a storyboard before....what a cool process! Thanks for sharing! xo style, she wrote

aguja said...

Thanks Spangle and Style! Next instalment on Sunday!