Lounge Notes / Websites

Temple of the Seven Golden Camels: Everything I Know About the Art of Storyboarding

Temple of the Seven Golden Camels: Everything I Know About the Art of Storyboarding

Temple of the Seven Golden Camels is arguably the best free resource for all visual storytellers.

The blog, by animator and storyboard artist Mark Kennedy spanned 10 years from 2006 to 2016 and has in excess of 400 posts. It was driven by Kennedy’s desire to learn and share what it takes to tell compelling and memorable stories. Throughout its run, the Temple covered a variety of subjects ranging from shape language and layout to blocking and match cuts.

Mark Kennedy started working at Walt Disney Animation Studios in the early 90’s. In that time he’s had many roles on a range of incredible projects including Animating Assistant on Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Aladdin (1992); Story Artist on Disney Features Hercules (1997) and Tarzan (1999); Head of Story on Disney Features on Tangled (2010); and Creative Advisor on Big Hero 6 (2014).

The time Kennedy put into the blog, making it a rich and unique resource, has helped and continues to help so many artists. And even though he has moved on to other personal projects, I still keep my fingers crossed that one day there might be a compilation of the best articles in a Temple of the Seven Golden Camels book.

For now, here are some of our reading recommendations:

Explore the blog at sevencamels.blogspot.com and follow Mark Kennedy on Instagram and Twitter.

Sign up to Get More from Illustrators’ Lounge

A curated monthly periodical featuring our most interesting articles and more.


Join the Discussion

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.