Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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Thursday, October 19, 2017


165 Dates to remember:

Today: Sack Drop
At the end of class please turn in your sack drop. place in class folder.

October 24: Homework drawings from first half of semester are due.
Please copies of both your B/W and colored images into the class folder. Make sure you name is on the work. If you have reworked the project or are late to turn it in, this is the time to do so. (Most of you have turned this work in)

November 5: Field Trip
Oakland Museum of Art 9:30-11:45

November 9: All of the scanned and inked Black and White Drawlloween drawings will be due.
*Each drawing should be full page in your sketchbook.
*The drawings must follow the spirit of that days theme. (This may require you to do some research so that you understand the topic, if you need to ask about it, please do).

166 Dates to remember:

October 24: Projects Due
*Character Pages 
*Character Spins
*Place the scanned drawings into the class folder.

Most of you have turned in your Thumbnail Animatic. However, If you have reworked the project or are late to turn it in, this is the time to do so. 

November 5: Field Trip
Oakland Museum of Art 9:30-11:45

165 Today in class:
Character spin

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Drawlloween Update

Drawlloween Update

Day 18

Day 17

Day 16

Day 15

Day 14

Day 13

Day 12

Day 11

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Weekend Up Date

Well, because of the school closure we will pick up were we left off on Tuesday.

Make sure to keep up on your Drawlloween sketches.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

9/26 Homework

165 Students:
1. If you did not finish the background for the sack project, you will have some time on Thursday.
2. On Thursday we will begin the sack project using the draw tablets. If you have one you may bring it to class. I have tablet that I can lone out during class.
3. Midterm Project, for this we will be follow the Drawlloween calendar. This exercise is meant to break you out of your normal drawing routine or help you create one...

4. Goal: Draw with red or blue pencil and ink with black liner, one drawing a day, for the month of October. 
5. All of the Black and White drawings will be due on November 9.
6. Each drawing should be full page in your sketchbook.
7. The drawings must follow the spirit of that days theme. (This may require you to do some research so that you understand the topic, if you need to ask about it, please do).
8. I recommend that you start working on the drawings ASAP, that is why I have given you the project a week early.  

166 Students:
On Thursday we will look at your story board animatics. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9/19 Homework

165 Students:
Go to the UPA tab, read the information and in your sketchbook, draw yourself as a UPA style character, full page, full body, use two pens to ink. We will look at them on Thursday. Have Fun

Thursday, September 14, 2017

10/14 Homework

165 Students:
Go to the Sack Drop tab and begin working on the sack drop project. Your goal for Tuesday is to create a sack design and draw a character page for it as demonstrated in class and on the blog.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9/12 Homework

165 Students
Narrative Project
1. Choose one skit from below and storyboard it using only thumbnail characters. (Like the ones I drew in class). 
2. You may hand draw the 1 1/2" x 2" thumbnail boards if you would like, however neatness counts so use a ruler. Or you can go to the bottom of this post and print out the ready made Thumbnail, Storyboard page and use that for the project.
3. Use Red or Blue pencil, only put enough props to support the story, avoid the use of texture, use thumbnail story board, use as may panels as it takes to tell the story.
4. We will review on Thursday.
The counselor walks on the stage with a big pot, sets it down on a table along with a spoon or ladle, and sets up a "Back in 5 min" sign before walking offstage.

A camper comes along, eyes the pot, grabs the spoon and takes a big, messy slurp. Eyes wide, he/she grabs a friend from offstage and stresses how important it is that they try this awesome tasting soup.

This keeps happening, each new person getting another to try the soup. You can make each have a different personality (e.g. hyper, ghetto, California girl) just for laughs.

The counselor walks back on, seeing the camper grouped around the soup. Spotting the counselor, the campers flee.

The counselor reaches into the pot and brings out a pair of dirty socks and remarks how clean they are after soaking.
Person 1 walks in acting like he is swatting flies.
Person 2 What are you doing?
Person 1 Hitting flies.
Person 2 Did you Get any?
Person 1 Yeah 5. 3 boys and 2 girls.
Person 2 How can you tell if they were boys or girls?
Person 1 I got the 3 boys from the remote control and the 2 girls on the phone
Set up the skit by putting a cup of water in a cardboard box off stage.
The first camper stands, doing nothing.
A second camper comes by with the box and water, and says "Hold this for me. I'll be right back."
A third camper comes by and asks, "What's in the box?"
"I don't know, he replies."
They both examine the box and tilt it enough for some water to run out of the corner of the box.
The third camper puts his finger under the drip, and to his mouth. "It taste like grape," then walks off.
A fourth camper, followed by a fifth, and so on, comes by like the third, to taste the water. Each one gives a different flavor.
The second Scout comes back and says, "Thanks for holding my puppies."

166 Students:
Work on drawing Thumbnail Boards,
use your trailer as the basis for the images. keep the drawings in pencil and keep them simple the goal is to show camera angles and stage directions.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

9/7 Homework

165 Students:
1. In your sketchbook, full page, full body, in red or blue pencil, draw yourself as a Simpson character. Ink and color when complete. (Front or 3/4 view only).

 Yep the one below is me...
2. Go to the tab at the top of the blog labeled "Storyboarding" and read/watch the videos. On Tuesday we will complete the leaf drop project and begin a storyboarding project. 

166 Students:
1. Over the weekend please start working on some rough sketches of the backgrounds for your project. Keep them in pencil only. (The image below is from a Road Runner cartoon that shows the evolution of a storyboard drawing). 

2. Go to the tab at the top of the blog labeled "Storyboarding" and read/watch the videos. On Tuesday I will talk about storyboarding as you prepare to develop the look of your animation. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9/5 Homework

Please revise the expressive drawings based on the in class critique. Keep the drawings in pencil and draw them full page and full body in your sketchbook.
Please work on the first draft of your character designs for your trailer project. See sample character pages below. No ink!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

8/31 Homework

1. Check out the tab at the top of the screen labeled "Expressive style",  it's the basis for your homework drawing project project. 
2. Remember to check out Sketch Book Skool.
3. Have a great long weekend.

Over the weekend, think of a movie that was made before 1960. It will be the basis for your big project. On Tuesday, be ready to show the trailers from at least 2 possible movies that you would be interested in re-designing in your own style. I will show past project examples and go deeper into details on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

8/29 Homework

165 Students:
Check out the tab at the top of the screen labeled "Anthropomorphic", 
it's the basis for the next project. 
Then, for homework, do a google search for old trees, in your sketchbook, full page, design a tree that has a human quality about it. No background and no texture on the tree. If you are stuck for an idea look at the example I have drawn on the "Anthropomorphic" tab.

166 Students:
We will look at your animatics.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

8/24 Homework

1. Go to the Rubber Hose tab at the top of the screen and follow the instructions for drawing yourself in that style.
2. In the class textbook, read pages 43-46 on the ball bounce.
On Tuesday we will review your progress on the walk fly swim project. You should have some of the animation ready to show. remember it should be rough and indicate mass.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8/22 Homework

165 Students:
In your sketchbook, full page draw a caricature of a politician, full body, add black ink, no shading or texture. Below are some sample drawings, you may notice that I have drawn many versions. You only need to turn in one. We will look at them on Thursday. 
Have fun!

*For more information about drawing the body, go to the top of the blog and look for the tab labeled "The Human Body"

166 Students:
On Thursday we will look at your animal drawings.