Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Great Hand Drawn Animation

Hey everyone I found this after 
class great music video with 
awesome satire and its hand drawn.   Enjoy!

Tonight 4/21/15

Dear class,
Tonight the 165 students should be working on the walk/jump animations. They are due on Thursday April 23. A complete project will include:
A. Title card 3 sec.
B. Scene 1, your character walks in place through a rotating background.
C. Scene 2, you begin the scene with the object that you intend to jump over at the center of the stage. D. You enter from off stage, walk up to the object, look at it, turn your head and look at the audience, react to it, turn back, jump over object, walk off. (Scene 2 should be as long as it needs to be in order to accomplish the tasks.) 
E. End card 3 Sec.
F. Submit as a .mov file by the end of class.

166 students, we will look at your work with the watercolor homework and I will check the progress of your storyboard animations.

this Sunday is the Field trip to the 
Cartoon Art Museum.
Next Week on Wednesday April 29,
we will have a special  chalk draw
event in the ART QUAD 1-3pm
come on out and help plaster the place with your own characters. 
I will have all the chalk you 
need, no need to bring any. 
Extra is Credit Available

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

165 Students:
Continue working on the Walk/Jump project.
Project is due at end of class on Thursday April 23.

166 Students:
At this point your main character, character pages, supporting character line up page, backgrounds and thumbnails are done. So its time to take out the watercolors. I have 3 projects to give you,
the first two focus on color mixing and the third requires you to begin adding color to faces. I will Demonstrate the steps in class.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tonight in class

165 Students:
1. The Jump portion of the project should be done by the end of the night.
2. We will look at your animations as works in progress at 9pm.
3. If you have not shown your 100 heads please do so.
4. If you have shown your 100 heads please ink 12 of the heads, focus on line quality.
(If you have used a lot of texture/hair, this is the time to erase it). 
5. Please turn in the scans from the Monster Draw a folder has been set up in the class folder.

166 Students:
1. If you have not turned your Mid Term project, please turn in what you have, its better to get partial credit than no credit.
2. For those of you that turned in your Mid Term projects, I will be speaking to each of you about your work.
3. A draft (meaning without special effects) of your story board animatic is due at the end of class tonight. Experiment with the timing and publish as a mov. file.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

100 Heads Homework

Homework drawing update/Monday

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Jump

165 Students:
Great Job Tonight! As I mentioned in class, here is the jump cycle. The upper one is in the Disney style and the lower one is in the Warner Brothers Style. The poses shown are "Key Poses, so you will need to add a couple of tween drawings. We will work on adding these on Thursday. Below are some sample jump animations

166 Students:
On Thursday be ready to turn in scanned copies of the following:
1. Character pages of your main characters.
2. Character page showing a line up of supporting characters.
3. Background drawings for each scene.
4. Thumbnail Storyboard. 


166 Students: Storyboarding

The most important ingredient is to have a PLAN. 
Don Bluth used to say, "If you fail to plan - you plan to fail".
In order to PLAN - you have to THINK. Ask yourself these kinds of questions:
  • a. What is the purpose of this scene?
  • b. What is the character doing in this scene?
  • c. How does this scene contribute to the whole piece?
  • d. What is the mood of the scene?
  • e. What are the emotions of the character?
  • f. What came before...what follows?
  • g. Do I have enough images to explain the story? (Show it to another person and ask them if     they under stand what is happening).
Below are sample Story Board Animatics
As you watch all of them, pick one and count the number of changes that happen and count each change as a frame.

For Thursday, please read chapter 1 in the textbook
"Ideas for the animated short" be ready to talk about your projects theme and the story archetypes.