Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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


Thursday, August 28, 2014


165 Students:
Yep, It's me as a Simpsons character

*Read pages 84-95 in 

the Williams textbook.

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166 Students:
On Tuesday at the start of class be ready to show your character designs
for the walk, fly, swim animations.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


165 Students:
Draw yourself as a Peanuts character, due Thursday.

*One page, using Blue & Red Pencil and Ink using two   different pen nibs.
*Below are some character designs to get you started, an image of myself as a Peanuts character and lastly a bonus image of the Peanuts gang as your favorite horror icons.

Yep! it's me as a Peanuts character.

Here are some fun character designs that give us 
double meaning.

166 Students:
You have one week for each animation.
On Thursday, you can finish working on your designs. If you have finished, you can begin working on the animation. You can work on the animations in any order you want, the first one is due at the start of class on Sept. 9th.
The animation must include the following.
1. The character must show a continuous movement for a minimum of 5 seconds but no more than 15 seconds.
2. You must include a simple background that creates the environment that the character would live in.
3. Include a title card. (Name of project and your name)
4. Color is optional.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weekend Homework

165 Students:
1. Read the 3 page hand out on caricature.
2. Draw 12 Caricatures of famous people that you admire.

166 Students:
1. Below are examples of character pages. 
2. On Tuesday be ready to show your character pages.
3. Draw the figures so that the bottom of each look like they are standing or resting at the same level.
4. All figures should be drawn in blue/red pencil with ink added at the end. Don't erase.
5. Draw front, 3/4, profile, and add a couple of close ups. (for example, fin, wing, paw, head....)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First Homework Project for 165 & 166 Students

165 Students: 
Here is the basic outline for using the Blue Pencil/Red Pencil/Ink

Draw your childhood friend 
or inner voice

166 Students:
For the next class, bring in a couple of images that you will use as reference for each animal. If you want to add a fantasy element to your character it must still be based off of a real creature. Below are sample motion studies for each topic.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome everyone! 
After spending a summer filled with binge television and video games, its time to get up off the couch, sharpen those pencils, time to draw.