Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

This is the place to find all kinds of extra information required for class.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


These are due Thursday April 24th
Make sure to include the original image you 
used for the cartoon when turning in your drawings.
(An electronic file with the photo's will work fine, no need to print out the photo's)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Homework Drawing Project


165 Students:
1. Scan in your inked background and jump object.
2. Convert and begin coloring.
166 Students:
One at a time you will show your animatics up at the front on the big screen for a working critique.

All Students: 
It's time for the Spring Student Art Show. Every year the animation students plaster the ART DEPARTMENT courtyard with chalk drawings and draw caricatures during the event itself.
1. I'm looking for volunteers to help plaster the ART DEPARTMENT courtyard with chalk drawings on April 28 from 12-2. I supply all the colored chalk you will need. This is your chance to mark up the place with your cartoons. All who participate will receive extra credit! 
2. The Spring Student Art Show runs from 11:30-1:00
on the 29th, it's held in the Art Department Courtyard. If you can only draw for a half hour that would be great! It's great drawing practice for you. Plus!!! those that draw caricatures will be able to get a free Hot Dog, Chips and soda. I will supply all the drawing materials.

*All who participate will receive extra credit! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Homework Reminder

165 Students: On Thursday in your sketchbook be ready to show me a sketch of your backdrop. Remember, do not place any objects into the foreground. The foreground space will be needed for the walk and jump. Here are some sample images.

166 Students: Be ready to show a draft of your story board animatic to the class at 8pm. next Thursday.

Acme tonight

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Weekend Homework

Great Night tonight 165 folks.... the walk cycles are looking good. Over the weekend you want to work on the "coming to a stand still drawings". (See previous post for information) If you have this done, you should try sketching out your character in the jump poses. 
*Note that the upper jump cycle shown below is a little more realistic and the lower one has a lot of squash and stretch. (The lower one one is more fun to watch.)
*Also note that the pages listed for reading is from the Richard Williams textbook.