Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Weekend Homework

165 Students:
Continue working on the transformation project as presented in class. On Tuesday you will scan in your drawings and test them. Make sure to keep the drawings in pencil, no ink.

166 Students:
Next week turn in your first character page. See the previous post for guidelines.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February 23, Homework

165 Students:



166 Students:
I will review your progress on the walk, fly, swim animations on Thursday.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

February 18 Homework Drawing

165 Students:
Draw yourself having an over the top, super expressive reaction. Look at the work of Tex Avery or Basil Wolverton and the 1940's let them be your spirit guides. 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, show the entire body, full page. We will check them out in class. Have fun!











166 Students:
Next thursday at the end of class your final Walk, Fly, Swim animations are due. However, if or when you have finished them, the next thing to do is work on finalizing the you character designs for the movie you picked. Once you finalize your designs they will need to be drawn as shown below with a Front, 3/4 Front, Profile, 3/4 Back and Back view. Note that all of the features line up and that the poses are simple.





Flash Tips

Flash Tips: 
The intention of this class is not to go deep into the Flash program. However, if you would like to practice some of the basics during lab time here is some information and links to videos that will give you further information. Have fun




Animating Text


Ball Bounce

Sketching in Flash

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

February 16, Homework Drawing Project

165 Students:
Draw yourself as if you were 99 years old. Do not hide yourself in a coffin or a tube, show yourself, have fun with wrinkles. 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!
Yep... its me!








166 Students:

Work on character sketches of your movies main

characters.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Feb 11, Homework

165 Students:
Homework... this happens in steps
1. Create Anthropomorphized characters for your next animation 
in the 20-30's style. 
A. Sun
B. Cloud
C. Tree
2. Ink your drawings and be ready to present on Tuesday at the start of class.
3. Read attached handouts on the leaf drop project.
4. On Tuesday we will put it all together.




Use the video as inspiration when 
creating your background.



166 Students:


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.