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Friday, September 16th, 2011

Instruction: $100k Animation Drawing Course 09 – Simplifying Complicated Things

NOTE: Do not move on to this lesson unless you have completed Lesson Eight

LESSON NINE

Read John Kricfalusi’s introduction to this lesson at…

Animation School Lesson 9: Hands- Simplifying Complicated Things

Print out and draw from this page from the Preston Blair book…

Preston Blair

Copy all of the hand positions in the Preston Blair book.

As you draw them, understand the bigger shapes that they are made up of.

Construct the hand in the proper order- first the two main parts (palm and grouped fingers), then add the individual fingers.

When you are satisfied with your drawings, post them on your blog.

PLEASE NOTE: The procedure for getting your blog listed on this page has changed. Due to the overwhelming response to this course, I don’t have time to add each student’s link by hand. Your assignment will be automatically linked at the bottom of this page if you…

  • Click on “links to this post” at the bottom of this posting.
  • Click on “create a link”.
  • Copy and paste the HTML code into your completed assignment for lesson number 9.
  • Publish your post.

Your page will automatically be added to the list of links.

>Do not delete or edit your posts or change the title after you have posted them. You will need them later to chart your progress.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

INSTRUCTIONINSTRUCTION

This posting is part of an online series of articles dealing with Instruction.

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Instruction: $100k Animation Drawing Course 08 – Proportions / Contrasts

NOTE: Do not move on to this lesson unless you have completed Lesson Seven

LESSON EIGHT

Read John Kricfalusi’s introduction to this lesson at…

Animation School Lesson 8: Proportions Affect Design / Contrasts

Print out and draw from this page from the Preston Blair book…

Preston Blair

And view the cartoons and frame grabs on this page…

A Tail Of Two Bulldogs: Avery & Hanna Barbera

Tom & Jerry: The Bodyguard
Avery's Bad Luck Blackie

Study the bulldog designs and copy the poses using the principles of construction.

Try varying the proportions of the underlying forms to make the design more even and generic or more cartoony and exaggerated.

As you draw, keep in mind the concepts of three dimensional cartoony construction, squash & stretch, line of action, clear silhouettes and organic forms that you learned in previous lessons.

When you are satisfied with your drawings, post them on your blog.

PLEASE NOTE: The procedure for getting your blog listed on this page has changed. Due to the overwhelming response to this course, I don’t have time to add each student’s link by hand. Your assignment will be automatically linked at the bottom of this page if you…

  • Click on “links to this post” at the bottom of this posting.
  • Click on “create a link”.
  • Copy and paste the HTML code into your completed assignment for lesson number 9.
  • Publish your post.

Your page will automatically be added to the list of links.

Do not delete or edit your posts or change the title after you have posted them. You will need them later to chart your progress.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

INSTRUCTIONINSTRUCTION

This posting is part of an online series of articles dealing with Instruction.

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Instruction: $100k Animation Drawing Course 07 – When Generic Is A Good Thing

NOTE: Do not move on to this lesson unless you have completed Lesson Six

LESSON SEVEN

Read John Kricfalusi’s introduction to this lesson at…

Animation School Lesson 7: When Generic Is A Good Thing

Jerry Mouse

Locate still frames of cartoons featuring Elmer Fudd, Tom & Jerry and Porky Pig from the early to mid-1940s and copy the poses using the principles of construction.

Check your drawings for mistakes. Then draw them again and correct them.

As you draw, keep in mind the concepts of three dimensional cartoony construction, squash & stretch, line of action, clear silhouettes and organic forms.

When you are satisfied with your drawings, post them on your blog.

Here are some model sheets to draw from…

Reluctant Dragon Model Sheets
Reluctant Dragon Model Sheets

PLEASE NOTE: The procedure for getting your blog listed on this page has changed. Due to the overwhelming response to this course, I don’t have time to add each student’s link by hand. Your assignment will be automatically linked at the bottom of this page if you…

  • Click on “links to this post” at the bottom of this posting.
  • Click on “create a link”.
  • Copy and paste the HTML code into your completed assignment for lesson number 9.
  • Publish your post.

Your page will automatically be added to the list of links.

Do not delete or edit your posts or change the title after you have posted them. You will need them later to chart your progress.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

INSTRUCTIONINSTRUCTION

This posting is part of an online series of articles dealing with Instruction.