Emotions Map
Updated: 1/29/2019
Emotions Map
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Character Posing

By Sarah Laroche

Get tips on how to use body language when posing characters in storyboards to better convey & strengthen character emotion.


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Tips and Tricks for Character Poses

By Anna Warfield

Since so many stories and comics center around dynamic characters, it is essential to convey the right emotions and actions in our storyboards. The drag and drop feature makes it super easy to get characters into your storyboards, but what do you do next? I have made many a storyboard in my time. Let me share some of the tricks I have picked up!




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Storyboard Description

Character posing tips

Storyboard Text

  • Happy / Neutral
  • Features: Face: Smiling Arms: Down or outward placement Legs: Standing (If there is no action) Head Tilt: Optional
  • Confused / Curious
  • Sad / Forlorn
  • Features: Face: Sad Arms: Inward, close to the body Legs: Bent inward or straight Head Tilt: Optional
  • Mad / Irate
  • Smug / Confident
  • Features: Face: Smug Arms: On hips or facing outward Legs: Standing (If there is no action) Head Tilt: Yes
  • Cheeky / Flirtatious
  • Features: Face: Confused Arms: Close to body or touching face Legs: Standing (If there is no action) Head Tilt: Yes
  • Features: Face: Mad Arms: On hips or facing outward Legs: Standing (If there is no action) Head Tilt: Optional
  • Features: Face: Wink Arms: Outward for confidence, inward for shy Legs: Standing for confidence , inward for shy Head Tilt: Yes
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