2006-07-08

Lesson 8 [Proportions affect design-Contrasts]

The $100,000 Animation Drawing Course - Lesson 8
(also seen at ASIFA-Hollywood)

Notes:

  • I won't bore you with excuses for why this post took so long
  • without further delay ...

Bulldog 1

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Bulldog 2

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2006-06-23

Lesson 7 [When Generic Is A Good Thing]

The $100,000 Animation Drawing Course - Lesson 7
(also seen at ASIFA-Hollywood)

Notes:

  • I have a much better appreciation for the ease of learning the basics through generic character shapes (and a better understanding of the character choices in this kids show)
  • 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



Mickey:
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Dwarf:
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Fudd:
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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