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

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


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
Animation Resources


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

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