I’ve decided to look to traditional art as one aspect to begin my notes on STAGING FOR ANIMATION. “Staging” is the most general of the principles… Read more “1. Consideration of the problem of transference of thought from on individual to another — the fact that we are able to picture it in order to transfer it.”
Almost coming to the end of this study… I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! But I will refer back to it and go deeper into the other… Read more “Do Get The Best Animation Poses By Exploring All Avenues”
“Reality applies to physics, not ethics.” – Albert Einstein. You don’t have to be a super know-it-all when it comes to animation and physics. Although I’ve grown… Read more “Gravity Is Constantly Affecting The Body In Both Static And Dynamic Movement”
“Neither acting nor attitude could be portrayed without paying very close attention to Timing” – Frank and Ollie (THE ILLUSION OF LIFE). I’ve been studying timing charts,… Read more “Do Picture In Your Head What It Is You’re Animating”
I really respect and appreciate the notes posted by @grizandnorm who I have learned this next tip from their #tuesdaytips “PICK A SIDE”. So, I think today’s note will come from… Read more “Push Your Shapes”
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later when a… Read more “Do Keep a Balanced Relation Of One Part Of The Character’s Pose To The Other”
Do you solemnly swear to draw the action, the whole action, and nothing but the action? The whole shape language thing is an interesting challenge… in animation,… Read more “Don’t Move Anything Unless It’s For A Purpose! – A Study of ‘The Red Shoes’ (1948)”
For a very long while I’ve struggled to grasp balance and weight for animation… then, just a day ago… this footage from THE RED SHOES (’48), (I… Read more “Don’t Create A Pose Without Knowing… WHY! – A study of ‘The Red Shoes’ (1948)”
Gesture drawing is always a good way to warm up I think, even though it might not be some of your best drawings… it can give you good ideas and it’s more about training your brain to observe and be imaginative. Some of these drawing an experiment and not true to form, exaggerating the lines and model.
I drew inspiration for this sketch from an old Looney Tunes line “You do and I’ll give you such a pinch!”, although I mistakenly remembered it as wallop instead of it actually being “pinch”. It’s one of those many Mel Blanc voices that would send me into fits of laughter.