Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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Thursday, January 30, 2014



It's time for the first of our 3 gravity tests. First, the Ball bounce...
Read pages 84-95 in the Williams text
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165 Drawing Homework: 
In your sketchbook please draw 4 caricatures of yourself. Due Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Gag Project

*The Blue/Red draft is due at the beginning of class. Do not ink it until you show it to me on Thursday.
* On Thursday we will also set up your ACME accounts and 165 students will begin the first official animation project.

Acme night

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Great Job Tonight Everyone

165 Students: 
1. I will add your blogs to the class blog by Monday.
2. For homework, please try the remaining 8 drawing exercises suggested by Gary Panter.
3. For fun try drawing yourself as a Simpsons character.

Yes... here is a version of myself as a Simpsons character
166 Students:
1. Please have your character pages loaded up onto your blog and up to ACME (When placing them on ACME make sure that the scans are good quality.
2. On Tuesday we begin animating after acme.
3. Please bring your final walk and jump movies from last semester to the broadcast. Please have it published as a .swf or .mov  file. If it is already uploaded onto the web that's even better, you can just give me the address.

Have a great weekend everyone!
See you all on Tuesday for the ACME broadcast.

Your other self drawing project

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 Homework

Hi everyone, 
Nice job on the in class drawing projects and the homework zombie drawings tonight. 
165 Students, for Thursday:
1. Please review the earlier post on Gary Panter. Please read about his work with sketchbooks for next class.
2. In your sketchbook draw your cartoon alter ego. (Entire body)
A. Start with an animal, object or a combination of both. (For this you may need to do some online research.)
B. On one page of your sketchbook, using your red or blue pencil, sketch out 12 slightly different versions of your character. 
C. Add ink to the sketches once you find the shapes that you like.
D. DO NOT ERASE ANY OF YOUR SKETCHING I want to see how you design the characters.
E. On Thursday we will look at your drawings.
F. Make sure you have a gmail account, we will set up your blogs at the beginning of class. 

166 Students, for Thursday:
1. At the end of class the 3 character pages are due. Turn in by posting onto your blog.(They do not have to be colored)
BOTH 165 and 166 Students: 
Pick a character name for yourself. 
It must be a fictional character, that exists as a visual image in any form. Once you have claimed it, send it to me in an email. This will be your nick name in class. My name is Professor Raven (From Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven)
My email:
Please send me your names by 7pm next Thursday.

Check this out!

Hi everyone, check this out and we 
will talk about the subject of the link tonight in class. A look at  Gary Panter.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Homework Drawing Projects

165 Students: 
1. In your sketchbook, full page, draw yourself as a zombie (Color is optional). 
Here is an example of myself as a Zombie.
2. At the very minimum make sure you have your red pencils for next Tuesday.
3. Bring in a picture of an U.S. president.... from before 1900. (It can be electronic)
166 Students:

1. In your regular sketchbook draw 
3-4 different versions of each animal 
using red/blue pencil.
2. In your watercolor sketchbook pick one version of each character and draw it in color.
3. Due on Tuesday: the 3-4 draft sketches and the final 3 color versions.
4. On Tuesday you will begin working on the character pages. The character pages are due at the end of class on January 23. We will begin working on the walk cycles on January 28, after our first ACME broadcast. 

*Note here the difference between realistic and cartoon versions of the same species as drawn by Chuck Jones.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Well done everyone!

Well you survived the 
first night of class!

165 Homework: In your sketchbook, full page, draw in any style a representation of your childhood friend.
166 Homework: In your sketchbook, full page, draw in any style a representation of your childhood as an evil character and review all of the Simpsons clips that I posted earlier today.

Have fun! see you on Thursday.


Welcome one and all to the 
Spring 2014 Semester

165 Syllabus

166 Syllabus

166 Students have a look at these.