October 1st, 2014


Inbetweens: Richard Condie’s “The Big Snit” (1985)

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Here is a short film made by Richard Condie at The National Film Board of Canada, “The Big Snit” (1985).


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=90SIuISIVB8

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October 1st, 2014


Theory: How To Get The Most Out Of Animation School

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Imagine you want to be a concert pianist and composer, and you go to Julliard to study. What would happen if you arrived at Julliard on the first day of class and you were barely able to play “Chopsticks”. What could Julliard teach you when you don’t even possess the most basic pianistic skills?

Hundreds of animation students do exactly this when they enroll in college before acquiring even the most basic drawing skills. What can you learn about animation without even the most basic drawing skills?

I hear people talk about the Preston Blair course as if it is what you need to learn to draw. THE PRESTON BLAIR COURSE IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF LEARNING TO DRAW. If you want to be an artist in animation, you really should have accomplished the basics of everything Blair teaches by 12 or 13 years old.

You can’t even BEGIN to learn without the basics. Going to college not being able to draw well will only lead to having huge debt in student loans with absolutely nothing to show for it. Schools are a business. If we went to a car mechanic and said, “Here is $500. Fix whatever you think needs fixing and keep the rest” do you think we would get our money’s worth? Schooling is not a passive endeavor.

Students don’t want to hear this. But the ones I see succeed are consistently the ones that were prepared to learn before they even began to learn.

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September 30th, 2014


Animation: Vincent Waller’s Doodles

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy
Concept drawing from "Rubber Nipple Salesmen"

Here are a few drawings by my friend Vincent Waller… Vincent directed the classic Ren & Stimpy cartoon, "Rubber Nipple Salesmen" , and was a Directing Animator on R&S: Adult Party Cartoon. When I worked with him, he was careful to not throw out his side doodles. He would toss them in a box under his desk marked “For Steve”. What a pal! Vincent is the Creative Director of Sponge Bob Square Pants now. See what he’s up to lately by visiting his wonderful blog, Incoherent Thought.

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy

Gag drawing from "Adult Party Cartoon"

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy

Gag drawing from "Adult Party Cartoon"

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy

Title card concept from "Onward And Upward"

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy

Concept drawing from "Stimpy’s Pregnant"

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy

Phone doodles

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy

Phone doodle

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy

Character design of Ralph Bakshi as the Fire Chief in "Firedogs II"

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy

Concept drawing for Bakshi’s "On The Road"

Vincent Waller Ren and Stimpy

Concept drawing for Bakshi’s Sci Fi Project

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This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.

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