Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Extra Credit UPDATE!!!

Hi everyone this is it.... Time for the student art show party! If your looking to make up for late or missing projects even makeup for not going on the field trip. This is your chance to test your drawing skills . Sit next to me as we draw caricatures. I hope we can turn some folks into furrows!
Hahaha.... See you in the art quad from 11:30-1:00

The Drawings were Awesome!
Thanks to all the cartoonists!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

class portraits

*You may draw a friend but you must turn in a photo of the person when you turn in the drawings. Due May 2 at the end of class.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thinking Visually

Here is a wonderful video that was created to embellish an interview.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Homework Reminder and Field Trip Update

We had a field trip to the Cartoon Art Museum here are some pics... the artwork was amazing!
Everyone was drawing and sketching away.

Here is the homework reminder....
It's due at the end of class on
Thursday April 25.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

4/18 Class Update

Hello everyone,
here is a little update:

1. 165 Students: Tonight you will turn in your animatic walkcycle. The Blink and Standing Still drawings should be added after you have completed the walkcycle.The Blink and Standing Still portion of the animation that is added to the walk cycle is due on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, I will introduce the jump portion of the animation. Below I have added a reminder concerning the steps to be taken when designing your characters.
2. 166 Students: Tonight we will talk about setting up your demo reel that will due at the end of the semester. (Do not panic... the demo reel is comprised of footage you have already created in both 165 and 166, its just a matter of putting it together)
3. Looking forward to the field trip to the cartoon art museum this weekend. You will love it, very cool artwork, bring your sketchbooks, see you tonight!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Part 2 and 3 of the Walk Cycle Project for the 165 Students

Update from the Cave

Hi everyone, I know you are all working hard on your Walk Cycles and Godzilla projects, I want to share two things with you.
1. Tonight we have Acme in the same room from 6-8pm. See you then!
2. Here is a pretty cool video that shows Sketchcrawlers at work. Enjoy! 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Field Trip Update

If you get lost call my cell 925 640-5172
I will be giving out a handout with a list of items to draw at 11:00 when the Museum opens.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tonight 4/4/13

1. The one page mini comic is due at the end of class. Yes it must be inked and no color. Turn in the hard copy to me and a good scan of the unfolded page as a jpg. into the class folder on scratch drive.
2. Introduce the walk cycle:Read pages 102-117 from the Richard Williams book.  
Pay special attention to page 108. We will work on the walk cycle in class next week. 
3. Its official we have a field trip to the Cartoon Art Museum all set for 10:45-12:45 on Sunday April 21, More Details to come.
4. Weekend drawing project: Based on the in class demonstration, sketch out a rough draft of a character that is humanoid in design but may be of a mixed species. The character should be one that you will enjoy drawing over and over. Once designed, work the character into an animators reference page. The page should show your character in poses that are the same as the ones in the lower half of the sample shown below.

5. 166 Students the Godzilla project is due at the end of class on Tuesday April 16th. This means everything that is in the Bible as it pertains to the Godzilla project.