Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lesson 3 pt 1

Lesson 3 Here's where I get to see where I'm wrong.

I listened to the Animation Podcast's interview with James Baxter today and he told a story about working on Roger Rabbit that was fitting to this lesson. It's amazing to think about how accurate animators have to be.

"she was really good but very very demanding, like really demanding, in terms of accuracy. She would like get out her little ruler and measure things. even on like far apart drawings she would like measure the buttons on the weasels coat and say this one's three millimeters and this ones four and lets see what your one is" - James Baxter

It's been a good exercise to really look at the proportions and measure them in this way. It makes me more aware of the way I'm looking at things.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Figure Drawings

5-8 mins I think. I should start writing it down.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Ecorche' (ekorshay) Fr. Anatomical figure of an animal or human with the skin removed to show the location and interplay of the muscles

I just finished taking Rey Bustos' Ecorche class at LAAFA and this is my finished model. The model is
1/4 scale made from clay with a wire armature.

It was a ton of work and I'm really proud of it. The fleshy hand's a little big. I'm hoping I'll get inspired at some point and fix it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008


From my head construction class 5 or 8 mins I think

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Animation Lesson 1

In my figure drawing classes my teacher talks about getting the line of action down and a basic description of what the figure is doing. Then he describes the figure in terms of simple volumes like eggs and cylinders and that the anatomy and details should reinforce the larger ideas. I really like the look of drawings with simple solid construction and would like to get better at it.

I stumbled on John Kricfalusi's $100,000 animation course a little while ago and it uses the same ideas to draw cartoons. I'm hoping that practicing with the simpler stuff will help when dealing with the more complex things.

These are from Preston Blair book.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Last semester's figure drawing

These are from my figure drawing class last semester. We were supposed to be focusing on light and shadow but I'm still struggling with construction so I barley start thinking about it before time's up. They're 20-30 mins I think .