Thursday, January 31, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Another Head Animation

I usually draw these out next to each other.  This time I drew them on top of each other on animation punched paper so that I could flip them by hand.  I'd forgotten how good it feels to roll the paper between my fingers.  I need more practice, I let the back of the cranium get wonky again on the 15ยบ.  I like that the line down the side of the face has gotten so much simpler.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Disney and Orthographic Projection

                           I found this page in the binder I kept of handouts from Alex Topete's Traditional Animation Class at the Animation Guild.

It says the diagram at the bottom is from The Illusion of Life but I haven't been able to find the page.
This next one I found at

Friday, January 25, 2013


 Model Stacy E.Walker 5 and 2 min poses from Karl Gnass's figure drawing class.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Head Animation

I started with the more complicated one on the top, then simplified it to try and 
work out some of the problems.  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Head Breakdown

I put each structure on a different layer and gave it a different color.  They're pretty funny looking but they helped sort some things out.  I have a tendency to skip over things when I've got a pencil in my hand.  I tell myself to be disciplined about it, but inevitably, at some point, my intuition insists it knows where the line is supposed to go and I don't bother measuring. Working digitally in this way, my intuition admits it doesn't know what to do, I have to measure.

Ellipse Angles

This is how I'm determining ellipse angles.

They seem to match up with the angle designations on ellipse templates like the one below but I have not found a source to confirm that this is how they are determined.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Note Heads

Spilt some coffee

Wrapping Form

Trying to do more conscious thinking about this when drawing.

Karl Gnass and Nathan Fowkes cited above.