Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

This is the place to find all kinds of extra information required for ARTDM 165-166

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February 9, Drawing Homework

165 Students:
Draw yourself as if you are  a  Charles M. Schulz  cartoon characterUse your blue pencil to design the basic shape, add the red pencil for detail. No Graphite! and add black ink. No need to color your drawings, Full Page.

We will check them out in class. Have fun! 





Yep! the one below is me!

This one is just for fun! A page full of monsters in the same style!



Ball Bounce

Tonight in class:
Ball Bounce
Look at pg. 84-95 in the textbook.

Create a ball bounce in Flash, in about 2 hours, it will consist of: 
1. Title Card: 
A. 3 seconds long
B. Display your full name, and name for the cartoon, (You pick the name)
2. Body of movie: 
A. Before bringing the ball onto the stage wait 2 seconds.
B. The ball should be about the size of a quarter.
C. The ball drops in from a above.         
D. It must continue bouncing until it comes to a full and complete stop.          
E. After the ball has come to a complete stop pause for two seconds before
cutting to the end card.
3. End Card:
A. 3 seconds long
B. Must say the end.
Please export the movie as a .mov file
place into Ball Bounce folder in scratch.







For more information Look at pg. 84-95 in the Richard Williams textbook.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February 4, Homework

Nice Job Tonight with your Flash movies.

165 Students:
Draw yourself as if you are in a 1920's-30's "Rubber Hose"  style cartoon. Use your blue pencil to design the basic shape, add the red pencil for detail. No Graphite! and add black ink. No need to color your drawings, Full Page.

We will check them out in class. Have fun! 









166 Students:
Work on the drawings for your second and third character spins.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 2, Homework

Great job drawing tonight!

Here are a couple of the Poe Heads





 165 Students
1. In your sketchbook on the same page draw one republican and one democratic presidential candidate from the current race. Draw with red or blue pencil then add ink. make sure to use two different pens, thick & thin. We will look at them on Thursday.


2. On Thursday, scan in the inked page with the four caricatures of yourself that you created in class. I will have a folder set up in scratch on Thursday.
3. On Thursday we will create our first animation in Flash.
4. We will also look at your Simpson Drawings on Thursday. 


166 Students:
On Thursday at the end of class,
your first character spin is due. These do not need to be inked. I want them to be kept in pencil incase some part of the drawing needs to be adjusted. 

Here is the link to the Al Hirschfeld portion of Fantasia 2000


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jan. 28 Homework

165 Students:
You have two parts to homework.
First, Draw yourself as if you are in a episode of the Simpson's Use your blue pencil to design the basic shape, add the red pencil for detail. No Graphite! and add black ink. No need to color your drawings.

We will check them out in class. Have fun! 

 Yep... the one below is me!
Second, in your sketchbook, use the two remaining photos that we took in class and draw yourself in any style, in the 3/4 pose and the profile. You can draw them side by side on the same page, keep the drawings simple. Begin with a Red or Blue pencil for the setup lines and finish with ink.


166 Students:
Over the next three weeks you will create one animation a week, using 3 different characters, each
displaying different characteristics, something that: 

Walks (on four legs)
Flies (No Humming bird, you need to show the wings flapping) 
Swims (must display the classic "s" curve)

Over the weekend, in your regular sketchbook, draw 3-4 versions of each type of character.
Pick one of each kind that you like the most, and begin drawing that same character lined up on one sheet of paper from the angles shown below. This is a character page. (Note: the same pose is used for each drawing)

front, 3/4 front, profile, 3/4 back, back.


Please keep them in pencil only, no ink just in case 

adjustments to the drawings need to be made. We will work 

on them in class on Tuesday. You will work on the second of 

the 3 next weekend and the final one the weekend after that.

Have a fun time drawing! see you Tuesday!




This Sunday



Only 6.00 to get in!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Zombie

Draw yourself as a Zombie in your 

sketchbook, in any style.

Use your blue or red pencil, No 

Graphite!, add ink, full body, full 

page. No need to color your drawings 

(you can if you want to).


We will check them out next class. 

Have fun!

The image below is me in B/W & Color.