2006-06-19

Lesson 6 [Construction of the Head, advanced - guest teacher, Katie Rice]

The $100,000 Animation Drawing Course - Lesson 6 - Katie Rice's post on mouths
(also seen at ASIFA-Hollywood)

Notes:

  • I love Katie Rice's style, everything she does is so fun and free
  • It's horribly hard to reproduce "fun and free"
  • I need a special Katie Rice tutorial on hair
  • I'm much more comfortable with faces facing left
  • Apparently, Blogger doesn't let allow you to delete the photos you upload to their server. So I'm trying this post using Flickr.com
  • Again, the images I made were very large, to get a true feeling for how much I'm not Katie Rice, please click the link below the image to enlarge the image. (clicking the image itself won't take you to the largest version of the image)



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2006-06-16

Chuck Jones - The Dot and The Line

Alas, I haven't had time to work on Lesson 6 just yet. You'll have to settle for this:

Chuck Jones MGM cartoon - The Dot And The Line 1965


(Thanks Corndog!)


2006-06-12

Lesson 5 [Line of Action, Silhouettes]

The $100,000 Animation Drawing Course - Lesson 5
(also seen at ASIFA-Hollywood)

Notes:

  • in which we:
  • discover the value of using a French Curve for reproducing approximate lines
    of action
  • apply the knowledge of "construction" to reproduce characters much faster
    and more accurately than the "straight ahead" or "top down" approach (I do believe I'm learning!)
  • did not take the time we'd like to be as careful with the assignments as we could have














2006-06-07

Lesson 4 [2 legged characters-full body]

The $100,000 Animation Drawing Course - Lesson 4
(also seen at ASIFA-Hollywood)

Notes:

  • the time it took for me to complete the assignments from this lesson is a clear indication that no time soon will I be working along side John K, Katie or Eddie (although my toddler took one look at the duck and felt compelled to kiss it, so it can't be that bad)
  • again, my assignments were completed on a larger scale than the original drawings, so any minor differences you see on screen (unless you've clicked to enlarge and clicked to enlarge again) are actually much more pronounced in real life
  • as with the previous lessons, I could have spent another week on this ...



Duck - step 3



Duck - complete




Rabbit - step 3




Rabbit - complete


2006-06-02

Lesson 3 [Proportions]

The $100,000 Animation Drawing Course - Lesson 3

Notes:

  • not sure if there's anything to show since I've already done the Photoshop overlays on the previously posted assignments
  • hopefully this weekend I'll have a chance to get my teeth into Lesson Four (it appears that I'm consistently two lessons behind)


2006-05-26

Lesson 2 [Stretch and Squash]

The $100,000 Animation Drawing Course - Lesson 2
(also seen at ASIFA-Hollywood)

Notes:

  • I didn't spend as much time on this as I did on the assignment for Lesson One, and it shows ... *sigh*

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Dog 1:






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Dog 8:








Worksheets - (clicking on image will enlarge, clicking on enlarged image will allow you to enlarge again [in IE and Firefox])

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2006-05-22

Lesson 1 [Head Construction] - part 4

The $100,000 Animation Drawing Course - Lesson 1, part 4

Remaining details

Notes:

  • I'm relearning how time consuming technical techniques can be!
  • We're not perfect at this lesson, but we're finally finished Lesson One!
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Dog 1 (me, Blair, overlay)


Dog 2 (me, Blair, overlay)


Wolf (me, Blair, overlay)



Duck (me, Blair, overlay)




Worksheets:
page 1 of 4:(clicking on image will enlarge, clicking on enlarged image will allow you to enlarge again [in IE and Firefox])


page 2 of 4:(clicking on image will enlarge, clicking on enlarged image will allow you to enlarge again [in IE and Firefox])


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page 4 of 4:(clicking on image will enlarge, clicking on enlarged image will allow you to enlarge again [in IE and Firefox])