Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No ACME Tonight

NO ACME TONIGHT...DO NOT GO TO THE VIDEO ROOM........ meet in A303 tonight.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pre Turkey Day Homework Update

Also... fill up the rest of your magazine with doodles....cover to cover. Due Tuesday when we return.
Have fun, doodle, be safe, eat well.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tonights Acme Guest

Kevin Koch
He is the president of the Animation Guild in Burbank

See you all tonight...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Update/Homework Reminder

Hi everyone...
Homework drawing project reminder....
Take a magazine and draw pictures on all the pages. Give people a third eye or antenna, add your own characters... doodle. Use ball point pen or sharpie. We will look at the results on Tuesday. A reminder, that  this Tuesday is Acme night, meet at 6 in the same place, room L151.
Here are some examples of Magazine doodles.

Oh... and on Tuesday, we will also look at the Viking Drawings.
see you at Acme.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Hi Everyone,
Great Job with the chalk drawings....
A Couple of reminders:
1. The Bean projects are due at the end of class on Thursday.
2. On Thurday the 166 students will show work in progress.
3. Acme broadcast on Nov. 23rd
4. Home work drawing: Draw yourself as a is the DVC logo.

5. You will need a magazine for this weekends homework.

6. DVC Cartoon Art Contest:

See you all on Thursday

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weekend Home Work Drawing Project

Hi everyone,
This is due on Tuesday Nov. 2 (Election Day) All images must be turned in as scans, 200dpi. and
 .jpg format.

Monday, October 25, 2010



Class Update..............

Hi everyone, two reminders for tomorrows class. Tuesday is ACME day and here is the hero project.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Weekend Homework Drawing Project

Hi everyone,
1. Great job on the brick project last night, we will continue it on Tuesday.
2. Here is the homework drawing project for this weekend.
3. Maybe I will see you at APE this weekend I'm going on Sunday.

Have a great weekend,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Class and homework update.


If you were absent here is what you missed
We had the Acme broadcast from 6-8, then came back to the classroom, discussed both the broadcast and the field trip to the Oakland Museum, looked at the UPA style self portrait and the ball bounce animations. Then we watched the “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” which served as the inspiration for the homework project: Draw what you think the “Great Pumpkin” looks like based on the description of it by Linus in the cartoon. Draw full page, in sketchbook, add black, color is optional.

On Thursday we begin the brick drop project.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tonight is Acme night

Just a quick reminder!
Tonight Tuesday, Oct.12 from 6-8 in L151 Acme Night.
Bring your sketchbooks... for a special drawing project.

Here is some info on tonights animator.

Sony Pictures Imageworks' Marco Marenghi just completed his time as an animation supervisor on Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, working on the pre-visualization for the final battle scenes and several key characters for the movie. Most recently, Marenghi contributed to the animation for Roland Emmerich's 2012, Zack Snyder's WATCHMEN, and Bryan Singer's VALKYRIE. Marenghi previously worked as the animation supervisor on SPEED RACER where he oversaw all the animation for the desert and mountain rally sequences in the movie. A former rally driver himself, this was a match made in heaven!
Prior to SPEED RACER, Marenghi completed work as the animation supervisor on the blockbuster film I AM LEGEND, which was nominated for Best Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture at the 2008 VES awards. Marenghi worked closely with his animation team to create the look and feel of the infected humans and animals in the film. For this highly anticipated project, Marenghi oversaw the modeling process, character setup, motion capture and animation support processes, and was instrumental in producing the animation tests and behavioral studies for the entirely CG "infected" human characters.
Prior to I AM LEGEND, Marenghi served as animation supervisor on GHOST RIDER. Marenghi worked closely with both the visual effects supervisor and the film's director to create all motion-related elements of the film. In addition, he oversaw the pipeline, modeling, rigging, and animation departments for every CG element in the film. GHOST RIDER received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Horror Film of 2007.
Prior to his work on GHOST RIDER, Marenghi was a lead animator on BEWITCHED, where he was responsible for all animation on the show. He also worked closely with the film's director and visual effects supervisor to create previsualization, final shots and a camera data system for motion control rigs on the set.
Marenghi joined Sony Pictures Imageworks in July of 2003 as an animator on the ground breaking film THE POLAR EXPRESS. Prior to joining Imageworks, Marenghi worked on MINORITY REPORT, reporting directly to Steven Spielberg, as well as EVOLUTION, TIME MACHINE and the Emmy-winning series "Walking with Dinosaurs" in the UK. Marenghi also spent time at Framestore CFC where he was an animator on LOST IN SPACE and TOMORROW NEVER DIES. Marenghi has also worked on numerous television commercials and video games including The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and James Bond 007: Nightfire for Electronic Arts. In 2008, he was awarded the "Friz Frieling 'Friz Award' for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Animation and Visual Effects" by the International Family Film Festival. In 2000, he received the UK's Gold Award for Excellence in Industry. He was also the subject of a 2004 BBC documentary entitled "The Marco Marenghi Story". Marenghi holds an HNC in Electronics from the University of Wales and an HND in animation from the University of Glamorgan. In July 2009, Marenghi was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from his former University in Wales. He is originally from Rhondda Valley, South Wales, United Kingdom.
See you tonight!

Wow what a field trip!

Here are some of the pics from the was amazing!

We will talk about the show when we meet.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

No class this Thusday October 7th because of the field trip on Oct. 8th

Hi everyone this is just a reminder...
1. No class this Thursday October 7th because of the field trip on Oct. 8th
2. Next Tues. Oct 12th we will meet in L151 for our next ACME Broadcast at 6pm and we will stay until 8pm. At 8pm we will go back to A303 and look at the Bouncing Ball projects and I will introduce the Brick Drop project.
3. When we are at the Museum on Friday you want to draw the following: 4 characters that you find interesting in the Pixar show and one character from the Day of The Dead show. Hopefully, you will find a lot of really great imagery that will inspire you to fill your sketchbook.
See you Friday...

Pixar Field Trip Information

Weekend Homework Drawing Project

The UPA style portrait is for homework over the weekend...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Class Update

Hi everyone... a couple of reminders,
1. The transformations that we have seen so far are looking really good. We will look at the rest of them on Thursday.
2. Cartoon Strip:
a. Please ink, color is optional.
b. At the very minimum they can be stick figures. However, I encourage you to take a risk and try designing characters that will fit the story that you want to tell.
c. When designing your panels ask your self... does each panel, in the following order, clearly show an action, a re-action to the action, and the consequences.
d. If the panel looks good I will forward it the the college paper.
e. If you would like to draw out the entire comic and show it to me on Thursday before you ink it, that would be fine. I will collect a scanned .jpg copy of your comics next Tuesday.
3. Homework reading: Read pg. 84-95 in the Richard Williams Book. The reading will discuss movement and timing.
4. On Thursday we will also look at the extra credit drawing project from last weekend. Look below on the class blog for more information.
5. If you would like to come on the field trip remember to bring the money to class.
See you all Thursday. I will be in the classroom at 5:00 if you need help, or email me with questions.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Extra Credit and Reminder

Hi everyone... Here is a extra credit drawing project for your sketchbook. Have a look at these images from Beauty and the Beast and notice that the objects look like the voice actors.

Also remember the 9.00 for the Pixar field trip.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Great Job tonight everyone!
For the homework, draw yourself full page in your sketchbook, keep the image black and white. On Tuesday, we will continue our movie project with the head turn.
Have a great weekend.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Homework Drawing

In your sketchbook, draw yourself as if you were in the cast of peanuts. Look at the way the kids are drawn, heads, clothes, lengths of arms... everything. Using a full page in your sketchbook draw the entire body. You can use a sharpie if want to, it's optional. Have fun...
We will look at them in class on Monday.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Homework

This drawing goes into your sketchbook, full page and in sharpie, color is optional.
*Also I will be checking sketchbooks on Tues. and Wed.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Homework Reading For Monday

Hi everyone...
Make sure to be ready for Monday when we will begin the walk cycle.

Monday, July 12, 2010


We will be working on this in class. everyone must have a photo to work from. Its a little hard to hold a pose like this for a long time.