Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Paying for Booklet

Paying for copies:
1. Please go to the cashiers window in the Student Services building. 
(between the Cafeteria and the Bookstore) 
2. Give the cashier this number:
3. Pay .72 cents
4. The cashier will give you a receipt, show it to me and you will get your booklet on the last night of class on the 13th.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekend Homework

165 Students
Next Tuesday: 
1. Bring in your inked background drawings. 
2. Please follow the guidelines for the proper creation of the backgrounds as demonstrated in class. See examples below.

3. You also need to bring in the drawn/inked object that you will be jumping over.
4. On Tuesday I will demonstrate how to assemble the final project.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Research Project

Cave Note

Thanks everyone for a 
great ACME broadcast. 

I wanted to say thanks to Ron Yavnieli from Dreamworks and our animation allumni: Calvin Huges, Jackson Karr, David Ticas. Thank you for sharing your hard work with us.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


165 Students:
Read 176-216 in the Richard Williams textbook. The image below is from the text.

*The upper row represents the key poses for the Disney jump. 
(More realistic)

*The lower row of drawings represent the key poses for the Warner Brothers jump. (Rubbery)

On Thursday you will be asked to pick one style to work from.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


165 Students:
The next step of the walk cycle is to stop. Note the 3 middle drawings, the body is the same only the head has turned. Use the same technique used for the walk cycle drawings, trace the body, only change the head. We will work on this in class on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Drawlloween List

Hi everyone,
Here is the list of Drawings 
needed for Drawlloween.
1.   Return From The Dead
2.   Carnival Creeps
3.   Mummy Monday
4.   Tentacle Tuesday
5.   Better Gnomes & Goblins
6.   Urban Legends
7.   What Lies In The Mist?
8.   8 Legs, 1,000 Eggs
9.   He’s A Dummy, Doll
10. Demon day
11. Slimy Swamps, Foggy Bogs
12. I’ve Got A Hunchback
13. Thursday The Thirteenth
14. Scarecrow Row
15. Drive-In Creature Feature
16. Full Moon!
17. Mad Science Monday
18. Nosfera-Tuesday
19. Witchcraft Wednesday
20. Horses & Headless Men
21. Phantom Phriday
22. Bat-urday
23. Superstition Sunday
24. Mechanical Monstrosity
25. Entombed Tuesday
26. They Came From Outerspace!
27. Call Of C’thursday
28. Ghosts-A-Go-Go
29. Black Caturday
30. Skulls & Skeletons

31. Trick ‘R’ Treat!

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Once you are done with the character page you can begin working on the walk cycle. To begin, you are only drawing 4 poses Contact, Down, Pass, Up. 
Pencil only! No Ink! Until its tested in flash!

Drawlloween Update

Here are some of my images, 
how are yours coming?

Monster Draw in the DVC Inquier

Hey everyone, the Monster Draw made it into in the DVC Inquier

Thursday, October 20, 2016


165 Students:
Design a character
1. Ask yourself the following questions when designing your character.
a. Good or Bad
b. Happy or Sad
c. Age
d. Occupation
e. Time period
f.  Animal traits
2. In your sketchbook draw a minimum of 6 versions of your character. Change the body type. Pencil only.
(Tip: you must show the face, hands and feet.)

3. Once you have chosen a body type that you like. Play with the drawing style of that character. Draw a minimum of 6 versions of your character.

4. In the end, choose the body and drawing style you like the most, draw and ink it full page in your sketchbook.

 * The image below is a step by step break down of myself and my character. (You do not need to do this).

166 Students:
On Tuesday we will talk about your portfolios.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tonights guest on Acme

Tonight we have Jeremiah again tonight, along with a guest artist - Ron Yavnieli. Ron is the creator and producer of a webisode series for Dreamworks T.V. called "Gorillaville" and will discuss how he got into animation and how his idea for Gorillaville came to be....

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

166 Due Dates

166 Students:
At the end of class on Thursday, October 20, Parts of your Story Bible are due.

1. Inked but not colored character pages. That are properly formatted onto one page with color correction.

2. Character spins, pencil only, no need to ink.

3. Inked but not colored backgrounds

4. Scan of the complete, penciled, thumb nail board pages.

5. Inked or penciled, thumb nail animatic with audio added. (Ask Jesse in class for help with ripping your audio from the trailer).  

Here is a great primer on story boarding.