Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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


Friday, September 30, 2011

Time for the Monster Draw.....

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...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Class Canceled tonight: Gas Leak around the corner from the college.

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!

165 Students:
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.
166 Students:
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.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Reminders for this Tuesday

Hello.... everyone
I have a couple of reminders and a fun image for you.

Homework reminder:
1. On Tuesday turn in your 3 panel comic that shows, action, re-action and the consequences. Please ink the panels and remember that nneatness does count.
2. We have ACME from 6-8pm in L151. (As always bring your sketchbooks, and pencils.)
3. This Friday is our Monster Draw:

4. This weekend is Ape:
APE - Alternative Press Expo, October 1-2, 2011, at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco, CA
Over the summer I was at Disneyland and California Adventure Land. Here is a collection of photos I that took from new construction walls that are all over the park. It's good to see some of the original Disney property being used... maybe, just maybe, some of them will return like Oswald has.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


1. We will check your blog's and look for homework.
2. Your simple cartoon skeletons drawn in blue pencil, saying only Hi or By, with the same lettering and talk balloons, but in 10 different posses, are due.
3. Be prepared to talk about you strip cartoon. I need to know your story before you leave class.
4. Next Tuesday is ACME night so remember to go to room L151 from 6-8pm.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A "Drawing Moving Creatures" event is coming soon.

The poster says it all...

homework reminder

Hi everyone for Tuesday, draw yourself as a disco dancer....
As always, full page in your sketchbook, color is optional.
have fun.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Great Job Everyone.....

Hello everyone,
1. Your ball projects are looking great! After our in class critique of the ball project last night, everyone should have a good idea of what is expected from the project. The final versions of them are due at end of class this Thursday.
2. I want to say thank you again to everyone for hanging on last night after the broadcast.... I hope you enjoyed the experience. It will get more involved as the weeks progress. Also, remember to think of a question for Frank Gladstone, the opportunity to ask it will come up again over the semester. Remember to write your question down in your sketchbook so that you will have it ready to go.
3. On Thursday we will talk about drawing hands.
4. Homework reminder for Thursday: draw yourself as any character you would like, full page, full body (for better or worse show me the hands, if you don't how can I help you improve.) Here is a classic page on hand construction to get you started.
(remember, mark you calendars for the Rocky Horror Monster Draw on Friday September 30th from 7-9.)
See you Thursday...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Homework Reminder

Draw yourself, full page, in your sketchbook as a Baby. For fun, give yourself some of your own adult characteristics such as facial hair, tattoos, glasses. See you Tuesday at 6pm in L151 for the ACME broadcast. Bring your sketchbooks for drawing.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Homework Reminder

165 students make sure you read pages
1-53 of the Richard Williams text book.

Also... bring in the drawings of the ball, bounce, path.

See you later...