Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Reminder... No Class on October 31st because of the field trip we took last Saturday AND HOMEWORK DRAWING PROJECT

Reminder... No Class on October 31st because of the field trip we took last Saturday to the Cartoon Art Museum.

If you missed the trip and would like to make up the time (if you are available), you can come by the DVC Halloween Party. Located in the courtyard between the Margret Lesher and Cafeteria buildings Wednesday the 30th from 10-2 for some caricature drawing. This is a great chance for you to practice your craft. I will be drawing, you can help me to turn your fellow students into monsters. You do not need to stay the entire time and they will feed you and provide the drawing materials all you need to do is draw.

Homework drawing project for the weekend: Draw yourself as a superhero of the opposite gender. Due Tuesday.

A quick drawing job came up! So i'm offering it to the first taker, all you have to do is call the person.


Thank you for asking your class to help me with this project. Pet Food Express and our Animal Shelter, Contra Costa Animal Services are working on a dog adoption store. They want me to draw a rough draft floor plan. I have the ideals but can not draw. I can meet with the student and pay them for their time.

If I can meet with them anytime this Wed. that would be great. I can also meet in the evening.

My phone is 925-933-4842.

Thank you!

Debbie Rodriguez

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This weekend is the field trip to the Cartoon Art Museum

If you are not able to join us for the field trip, next Tuesday, I will give you the make up assignment. 

Weekend drawing homework: Take two well known Monsters and create your own version of a love child between the two monsters, that creates a new monster with the characteristics of both. 
(Please do not just stick body parts together) 
Draw this full body in your sketchbook, use 
ink for final version, color is optional.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Hi, great night at ACME tonight!

165 Students: For Thursday, please bring your animation peg strip. We will be working on the sack drop so make sure your background is done before you come to class. 
166 Students: For Thursday, be ready to show your storyboard animatics.

Everyone, I will return your drawings on Thursday...see you then!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Research Project and Homework for 165/166 Students

*165 Students on Thursday, the weekend homework will be to draw caricatures of 12 well known people. For Thursday, please have photo's of the 12 people selected and in a folder. Be ready to show them. Here is the information about the drawing's themselves. The 12 heads are due on Tuesday.
*165 Students: you must also be ready to show a sketch of the back drop that you want to use for your sack drop. See earlier post on the sack drop project for the specifics. 

*166 Students: Be ready to show thumbnail sketches for your animation project. I or your fellow students should be able to understand the movements and the action without any text added.
Keep the drawing simple and uncluttered.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Homework Drawing

Great night tonight everyone...
165 Students:
Draw yourself as a Disco Diva, put yourself into a dance pose and have fun with the costume... Yes it's me...

On Tuesday we will look at the drawings and work on animating your sack turns.
166 Students: On Tuesday we will look at your character turns. Also on Tuesday we will look at your thumbnail story boards. (These are the ones that are simple and with out details).


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Homework reminder

165 students:
1. Be ready to show your Sack character page.
2. Bring your ruler we will review drawing in perspective. 
166 students:
1. Make sure you have the character bios., character page completed.
2. On Thursday we will work on your character spins.

Everyone... Ink your Santa/Jason and Rudolph/Cathulu pictures. On Thursday you can upload them from class.

See you then...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Weekend Homework Drawing

Great Night tonight everyone.....

Homework 165 students:
1. Try a second draft of the anthropomorphize project. Really try to work in the unique facial characteristics that make up your face... such as glasses, shape of nose and so on. Due Tuesday

2. Draw your sack character page as shown in the earlier post. Make sure to draw a base line and a head line so that the scale of the character stays constant. For the action poses you can use the reference image below. This must be drawn on a singe sheet, in red or blue, add marker on top. Due Tuesday
3. In your sketchbook try drawing yourself as a UPA style character. Use your red or blue pencil, add marker on top. Due Tuesday

Homework 166 students:
Work finalizing you character pages, Due at end of night on Tuesday. Thursday at the end of the night the character spins based on the character pages are due. 



OCT. 8th is ACME DAY

meet at the library from 

6:30-8:30 ROOM L201


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Homework Drawing Project for Thursday and Reading for new project

On Thursday I will demonstrate the project. Remember to bring a ruler...