I want to thank Justin for this picture.... I did not realize that I forgot to get his work for the class coloring book. My error was pointed out to me after class was over. Justin, this image will be featured in the next edition.
Here are the items that I will be looking for in the Cartoon Bible. (This should be turned in electronically on the 13th. For your presentation you will need to show character turns, animatic and any animation that you have created for your story.)
The Story Bible generally contains 30-40 pages written, plus another 20-25 pages of illustrations that encompass the following.
1 page = Title page, writers name, show logo.
1-3 pages = Any myth or legend which explains how this
particular cartoon world came into being.
(voice over at beginning of Dexters
1-4 pages= Summary or overview of what the series is
about including a listing of the main
characters and villains.
1-4 pages= Written pages that describe settings and
location backgrounds plus illustrations of sets
1-4 pages= List of the rules of the series particular
(we never see mom & dad above the waist on
Cow & Chicken)
5-25 pages= A compilation of all characters, describing
each and every character including the
villains and their back stories. Also explain
each characters relationship to every
character on the show. Illustrations of how all
the characters will look and move will also be
(This is where the character page comes in.)
2-6 pages= Sample springboard ideas for possible shows.
Dates: Dec.1, Sign up for final presentations and review for drawing test. Dec. 6, Last Acme Dec. 8, Last night regular class (165-Walk/Jump is due) Dec. 13, Presentations Walk/Jump, 5min. presentations and Bibles. (166-Bible is due, turn in electronic copy) Dec. 15, Presentations Walk/Jump, 5min. presentations and Bibles. (165-Drawing Quiz)
Great work last night everyone, 165 Students:
1. On Thursday, the final versions of the Leaf/Paper drops are due.
2. The sack drop project will be due at the end of class next Tuesday.
3. On Thursday, I will continue to review designs for your bean shape cartoon character.
4. On Thursday, if anyone has any questions about the final presentations that need to given on the last day of class please ask.
5. Your homework is to redraw your "Jump" character in a different pose from one that you have used so far. Use both Sharpies and experiment by using a thick line for the outside of the body and a thin line for the inside.
look at the example below very carefully and notice how the thickness of the line changes as it works its way around the body.
Start thinking about grouping all of your work together for turning in. Look at your notes to see if you have everything that is listed in the Story Bible information. I will review with everyone on Thursday.
Draw two characters not copied but inspired by the ones you picked in class on Thursday. Make sure to bring the figures back to class. as always, they need to show the full body (hands and feet), ink with a Sharpie.
On Thursday we will continue part 2 of the Pendulum animation and we will talk about the final presentations. Have a great weekend.
Hi everyone... Tonight is ACME nightso please meet in L151, as always bring your sketchbooks and your flash drives with your projects. 165 you have the pendulum and 166 you can select from any of your animations from your story.
Hi everyone... great job! on Thursday we will look at the projects.
1. Thursday we begin the Pendulum Animation.
(Be thinking of something that you would like to have in the background).
2. Homework Drawing Project: Draw your version of the Great Pumpkin from the Charles Schultz cartoon.
(As always show the full body including hands and feet...if it has any. Use Blue &
Red Pencil, Sharpie for the final drawing.)
1. Since you lost some time because of our special project, I'm extending the due date for your Rough Sketch, Storyboards until October 20th.
2. On the 20th be prepared to talk about your storyboard and the sequence that you would like to animate.
Well folks... tonight is the night to take out the markers, crayons, pencils and sketchbooks. Then, this weekend will be all about APE... I will be going on Sunday... if you go, shoot me an email... Hopfully I will see you folks at some point tonight or this weekend... Draw Draw Draw...
Do Not Panic! Well folks.... since the entire DVC campus has been closed for the night here are a couple of things to keep those creative juices flowing. Hopefully, everything will be back to normal tomorrow for open studio and our monster draw. When I know more I will pass it on... but for now!
Here is a model sheet for Popeye and two head shots of Frank Gladstone. Be ready to
show your Frank as Popeye cartoons on Tuesday. Please ink them...
If you have never seen a Popeye cartoon take
a couple minutes and enjoy.
Please continue working on the first draft of your storyboards. They are due on at the Mid. term. At that point we will choose the best scene and that should be the part of the storyboard that gets the detail treatment and will be animated.