Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

2/15 Class Recap and Homework

Everyone field trip reminder

165 Students
1. Nice job working on your leaf drop projects. We will continue them on Tuesday.
2. If you need to rework your Rubber Hose drawings, please do so and show me on Tuesday before you ink them.
3. The homework is for you to create a Studio Card for your self. I have placed a tab at the top of the blog entitled "Studio Card," it has examples to get you thinking. We will look at your sketches on Tuesday.

166 Students
On Tuesday we will talk about your big project.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2/13 Recap Homework

Thursdays 5-7 Movie

165 Students
1. Great night tonight, you survived your first night of Illustrator. Once you have converted your artwork a couple of times you will find that its a great program for cleaning up your artwork.
2. On Thursday we will finish converting your drawings in Illustrator and begin working building the leaf drop project. So if you are still working on your designs, please finish them and be ready to scan and color them on Thursday.
3. Homework: Go to the top of the blog and select the Rubber Hose tab, review the information. Your homework, is to draw yourself, in your sketchbook, full page, in red or blue pencil only as a Rubber Hose style character. 
* Note: When you draw, only use one side of a page, from now on all homework drawings will be inked after they are drawn. This means that the ink will soak through the page and destroy any drawing that may be on the back side. 
4. We will look at your Rubber Hose drawings, next class. Below are two different versions of myself as a Rubber Hose style character.

166 Students
1. Next class will look at your final 
Walk Fly Swim movies.
2. Be ready to talk about the movie you have chosen for your project.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

2/8 Recap and Homework

Special Extra Credit Drawing event this Friday
2/09 Draw at a secret location on campus 2 - 4pm
Meet at the gallery, bring your sketchbook, pens, pencils and markers. Be ready to draw. After we meet we will go to the drawing location. I will share tips for sketching on location.

Next Tuesdays 2-5 Movie will be a Rubber Hose double feature:

165 Students

Over the weekend, your goal is to create characters for your next animation that will be based on the 20's-30's Rubber Hose style animation.  
1. Go to the top of the blog and review the two tabs labeled "LEAF DROP" & "RUBBER" HOSE. They contain an overview of the project.
2. Conduct a google search for tree images that inspire you as you design a tree for your leaf drop project. 
3. Below is a sample of the project

4. Design a Tree, cloud, sun, flower for your animation, do the drawings in Red Pencil and in your sketchbook.
5. On Tuesday we will look at your drawings, you will ink them, scan and color them in Illustrator. This will get them ready for animating.
6. For more Rubber Hose goodness, click on the link below to see some classic Rubber Hose Animation.

166 Students
Next week we will be working on your 3rd Walk, fly, Swim animation.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2/6 Recap and Homework

Tomorrow the DVC Art Gallery is having a reception for its new show featuring comic art. The reception is from 11:30-12:30 at the gallery. Several of the artists will be at the reception. If you would like to receive some extra credit stop by, see some art and check in at the front desk. Ask for a proof of attendance slip and bring it to class, that will get you the credit. The Gallery is located in the Art Building Room A305.

Thursday's 5-7 Movie

165 Students
1. Super job with the ball bounce projects.

2. We will finish the ball bounce animations on Thursday.

3. On Thursday we will also have a look at your comics. If you didn't get a chance to turn it in tonight, you can turn it in on Thursday. 

1. In your sketchbook, full page, full body, in red or blue pencil, 
draw yourself as a Simpson character.  (Front or 3/4 view only).

2. Tip: four finger hands

3. Tip: Large eyes with dots for pupils

4. Tip: No chins, just a lower lip that goes into the neck.

5. The two pages below are character reference pages from the Simpsons. I have included one male and one female, I have included these so that you can see how the characters are constructed.

6. Note that each drawing shows the character from very specific angles. For the homework, you need to pick a "front view" or a "3/4 Front" view pose to draw yourself. As I said above, No ink, keep it in Red or Blue pencil.

7. Below are sample diagrams to help you draw 4 finger hands

Yep the guy shown below is me...

166 Students:
Thursday your next rough animatic from the Walk, Fly, Swim project is due at the end of class.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2/1 Recap/Homework

Super Job tonight everyone!

165 Students:
1. Your Zombies were gross yet full of character, nice work.
2. You should all fell very proud, you hung on for the ride and really made some silly test animations. Good Work.
3. On Tuesday we will put all that work to the test and apply it to the creation of a ball bounce. This is a basic animation that everyone needs for a portfolio. We will be able to complete it in one class. I have added a tab at the top of the blog that has information you need to review before next Tuesday.
4. Drawing homework: I have placed a tab at the top of the blog entitled "Single Page Zine" that has the same handouts I gave you in class. However, I have also included images of the one I created from red pencil to the final inked version. Try designing a simple character in red pencil that can be used over and over again for the comic. No need to ink it unless you really like your work. You will be able to ink it after we look at it together on Tuesday. 

166 Students:
1. It was good to see your first test animations. Next Thursday, The next animation is due.
2. Continue working on your Walk, Fly, Swim animations.

All students:
1. This is happening soon!

  2. On Tuesday our 5-7 movie will be Iron Giant

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

1/30 Recap

Class Notes:
Super job everyone, on your first caricatures. 

165 Students:
1. For homework, Draw yourself as a cartoon zombie, try to simplify your drawings, do not make a sketch. 2. Use red pencil, use the full page, inking is optional. 3. Below are some images to inspire you. Have fun, be as silly or creepy as you want the name of the game is to try. Yes the one at the bottom in me.

4. Next class we will look at your zombie drawings.
5. We will crack open Adobe Animate and begin our first animation.

166 Students:
1. Continue working on your Walk, Fly, Swim.
2. At the end of night, on Thursday, we will look at the first test of one the animal animatics.


On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Writer: Ralph Bakshi

Thursday, January 25, 2018

1/25 Class Notes

Congratulations you made it 
through the first night 
here is the homework.

165 Students:
1.Go to the tabs at the top of the blog labeled, Human Head and Caricature.
- The Human Head tab will give you all of the information we talked about in class. 
- The Caricature tab will give you information about the homework.
2. After you have looked at the short video on caricature, try drawing the 3 distorted head photos that you took of yourself in class. Do not worry about the over all outcome of the drawings, the important thing is to try. My job is is look at the results and give you the help and advice on how to improve them.

166 Students:
1. Work on your Walk, Fly, Swim project. A rough draft of your first animation is due at the end of class
on February 1. You can do the animations in any order, thats up to you.
2. Go to the Nickelodeon Podcast website, visit the job board and listen to some of the podcasts. Or better yet go to your app store on your phone and you can down load the podcasts for free with the Nickelodeon Podcast App. We will talk about the site next week.

Next Tuesday we begin our animated movie time at 5pm. Come early to watch the film or work on homework.
Our first movie will be.