Visual Storytelling, the Plot is the thing,

One of the LinkedIn discussions under the Art Business group elicited this Visual Storytelling suggestion from Toronto Artist Alan Roe: “…We as artists/painter/sculptors need to change our paradigm of being someone who can visually represent something to becoming excellent story tellers. We just tell stories than do not rely on words, sound, motion etc. but with emotionless materials such as pigment, binders, cloth, wood, and so on. So on that note and not to leave you hanging on how to become a story teller here’s a starting point: The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance as a jumping off point. The next time you set out paint your newest depiction of a fall morning on the wet-lands with a barn and kids fishing … if it isn’t selling. Review Polti’s list and see if you can create some drama … a heron swooping down picking up the kid’s fish on the dock that they just caught.”

I think it’s a great suggestion so here’s the Wikipedia link to George Polti.

Enjoyvisual storytelling

The Ring, Tony Reynolds