Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Calendar Update and Homework

Please go to the Anime tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions and create an anime version of yourself. 
We will look at them in class on Thursday. Have Fun!

Nov. 8
Pencil test jump cycle due at end of class
Homework: Ink jump test for homework
Nov. 13
Color inked jump drawings
Nov. 15
Class Cancelled 
Nov. 20
Class Cancelled
Nov. 27
Item to be jumped over, inked and colored
Homework: Draw yourself Anime Style
Nov. 29
Review for quiz, sign up for presentations
Dec. 4
Notebook check
Dec. 6
Final presentations
Dec. 11
Final Presentations
Dec.13
Final presentations and Quiz

Sad News...


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Class Cancelled

DVC Alert: Due to poor air quality, CCCCD has closed all campus locations effective 3 p.m. today and will reopen Monday, November 19, 2018.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Calendar of Events


Nov. 8
Pencil test jump cycle due at end of class
Homework: Ink jump test for homework
Nov. 13
Color inked jump drawings
Nov. 15
Sketch of item to be jumped over due
Nov. 20
Item to be jumped over, inked and colored
Homework: Draw yourself Anime Style
Nov. 27
Review for quiz, sign up for presentations
Nov. 29
Adding sound?
Dec. 4
Notebook check
Dec. 6
Final presentations
Dec. 11
Final Presentations
Dec.13
Final presentations and Quiz

*Dates subject to change

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Homework

165 Students:
Please go to the Jump tab and the putting it all together tab, read both and follow up with the homework reading.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Homework

165:
Go to background Walk Cycle Tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions as talked about in class.

166:
Continue working on your animatics.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Homework

165: Please draw the pencil version of the 4 poses for the walk cycle as shown in class and displayed on the blog.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Homework

165 Students:
1. Go to the tab labeled "Walk Cycle" follow the instructions and read the pages listed in the Richard Williams Text book " The Animators Survival Kit"
2. Thursday we will continue to work on your character pages.
3. Continue working on your Drawlloween drawings.

166 Students:
Great job working on your Animations, your backgrounds are looking great.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Homework

165 Students
Continue working on Drawlloween, we will review your progress next class.

166 Students
At the end of next class I will have you show your backgrounds as works in progress.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Homework
165
1. Go to the perspective tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions.
2. Continue working on Drawlloween

166
Begin working on your back grounds

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Homework

165: 
1. Continue working on the Drawlloween calendar. On Thursday when you come in I will have boxes set up in homework folder for you to drop in the drawings you have so far. They do not need to be inked or colored at this point just drawings that relate to the themes on the drawing calendar up to Thursday's date. Remember,  the goal of Drawlloween is to push your conceptual creativity.
2. Think about the environment you would like to create for your sack. Have some ideas ready for Thursday, no drawings necessary, just ideas.

166:
Continue working on your thumbnail drawings on Thursday at the end of class I would like to see your thumbnail animatics with the audio included, it's okay if they are rough, this is a work in progress.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Homework

165: 
1. Go to the Disco tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions.
2. On Tuesday we will continue with the sack drop project.
3. Also on Tuesday we will look at your first Drawlloween drawings.

166:
Work on your thumbnail storyboards. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

9/25 Homework

165: Begin developing ideas for Drawlloween


166: On Thursday we begin talking about storyboarding and look at your spins.

* I have photo's from the Monster Draw of the Monster Draw Site, go have a look. 
https://amonsterdrawing.blogspot.com/




Thursday, September 20, 2018

Homework

165
Go to the UPA tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions as you draw yourself as a UPA style character, full page, red or blue pencil then ink. You can color in class, using Illustrator.

166
Work on the pencil versions of your next 2 character pages

See you all at the MONSTER DRAW!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Homework Update

165:
1. Go to the Historical Costume tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions.
2. Next class we will continue working on the leaf drop

166:
1. Your goal is to have 1 penciled character page by Thursday
2. Your second goal is to have 2 more completed by next Tuesday

Everyone 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Homework update

165 Students:
1. Go to the Charles Schulz Tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions. We  will look at your drawings on Tuesday
2. On Tuesday we will begin animating the leaf drop.
3. On Tuesday we will look at your 99 year old you.

166 Students:
1. Go to the Pitch Bible tab at the top of the blog and review the information.
2. Your goal for Monday is to begin designing the look of your main characters. We will look at your concepts on Tuesday. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Homework

165 Students:
1.Go to the Expressive Tab and draw yourself, full page, being expressive, red or blue pencil only.
2. We will continue working on the leaf drop project, Thursday.
3. Make sure to check the class Instagram page I will be posting more of your artwork.
166 Students:
Your walk, fly, swim projects are due at the end of class on Thursday.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Homework update

Wow, super job on the ball 
bounce animations tonight.


Homework
165:
1. If you did not get a chance to finish inking your Simpsons drawing please do so for Tuesday.
2. For this weekends drawing project I would like you to draw yourself at 99 years old. Go to the 99 year Old tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sept. 4 class update

Great job in Illustrator tonight!

Homework
165:
1. Go to the Simpsons tab and follow the directions, we will look at your drawings on Thursday.
2. Go to the tab labeled ball bounce and review the information for Thursday.
3. Check out Instagram, I posted some of the Rubber Hose drawings, you may see your work. I will post more later, Look for the work on Instagram at artdm165166

166:
1. On Thursday we will look the progress you have made on your first animation.
2. Start thinking about the big project, more details to follow on Thursday.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

165 Homework
Please go to the "Rubber Hose" tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions. 

*Note: For the homework you only need to take it to the red pencil stage, we will look at your work on Tuesday before you ink it.

Have Fun!
Yes the one below is me...

















166 Homework
Choose one of the 3 characters and use the movement charts provided to begin sketching out your character in the proper poses that make up the cycle of movement. We will look at them on Tuesday 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Instagram

Hey everyone, if you have Instagram,
I will be posting class artwork, check it out... you may see your work. Look for it at artdm165166

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

First Night

Wow! what a great night tonight, we have a fun group, I'm looking forward to an amazing semester.

To purchase the Art Kit, go to the dvc bookstore, tell them you would like to pay for the ARTDM165-166 kit for Arthur Kings class. Bring the receipt to room A103 in the Art Quad (bottom floor). Tables will be set up with big sign announcing Blick Art materials. Show them your receipt and they will give you your kit.

Homework

165 Students:
In your sketchbook, using pencil, pen or marker try to draw yourself as a Zombie. Try for full page, have fun with it, make yourself look gross, silly, spooky, its up to you.

Yes, the one directly below is myself. The other ones are for inspiration.








166 Students:
Go to the Walk, Fly, Swim tab at the top of the blog and review the information for Thursday.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Final Day

We will start at 1:00 sharp 
see you then!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

7/24 Homework

165 Students
Go to the Disco tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions, we will look at your drawings tomorrow in class.

Monday, July 23, 2018

7/23 Homework

165 and 166 
Sketchbook Review Tomorrow
Bring your Sketchbooks!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7/19 Homework

165 Students
Go to the Anime tab and follow the directions and draw yourself as an anime character.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7/18 Homework

165 Students
1. If you have not yet created a "Studio Card" please go to the tab and follow the directions.
2. Remember that tomorrow, is show your favorite cartoon day. Be ready to share a cartoon that you really like or think is important. You do not need to talk about it, we will just show it on the big screen and the group will talk about it after its over.

166 Students
Tomorrow you will have a new water color sketchbook assignment.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7/18 Homework

165 Homework
1. Go to the new tab labeled "Walk Cycle Background" and follow the directions.
2. Tomorrow we will look at your backgrounds.

166 Students
Tomorrow at the end of class, be prepared to show the progress you have made on your animatic.


Monday, July 16, 2018

165 Research Project / 7/16 Homework




165 Students:
1. look up your chosen artist, start watching videos, read a bio, learn about your topic.
2. Please finish drawing your Jump Cycles for tomorrow.

166 Students:
Tomorrow we will look at your water color backgrounds. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

7/12 Homework

165 Students:
Go to the Jump tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions and begin working on a jump cycle, we will look at the drawings on Monday.

166 Students:
Use your watercolor pencils on one of the background drawings you have created for your animation.
We will look at them on Monday.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

7/11 Homework

165 Student:
Go to the walk cycle tab and follow the directions regarding, stopping and pausing your character. Please work on pencil versions of your character in the poses as shown on the blog and in class.

166 Students:
Tomorrow is watercolor day.... bring your watercolor pencils and watercolor sketchbooks. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7/10 Homework

165 Students
1. For homework, go to the "Walk Cycle" tab and follow the instructions. Draw in pencil only, your character, in the 4 walk cycle poses "Contact, Down, Pass, Up". We will test the pencil versions of your characters in class tomorrow. 
2. Just for fun I have added a tab called "Animation Podcasts" it lists 3 of my favorite cartoon and animation related podcasts. Try them out, they are free and you can get the apps for the podcasts.
Your brain will thank you...

Monday, July 9, 2018

7/9 Homework

165 students: 
Please go to the "Walk Cycle" tab at the top of the Blog and review the information. You will find that it includes a reading assignment from the Richard Williams textbook. We will talk about this in class tomorrow.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

7/5 Homework

165:
1. Go to the UPA tab at the top of the blog, read the information and check out the link. 
2. Homework, in your sketchbook, draw yourself, full body as a UPA style character.
3. Please ink your drawing before Monday.
4. On Monday:
-We will look at your drawings.
-You will have some time to finish your Sack Drop animations if you need it.
-I will introduce the next project.

166:
At this point you should be working on your thumb nail storyboards that are based on your movie trailers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

7/3 Homework

165:
Go to the "Expressive Style" tab and follow the directions. Remember to draw full body and full page.

Monday, July 2, 2018

7/2 Homework

165
For homework, please ink your backgrounds, when you come in tomorrow, scan it and color it in Illustrator.

166 
You are now working on your character pages. I have placed a tab at the top of the screen titled "Character Page" with some tips. If you need to see some examples, check it out.

Friday, June 29, 2018

6/28 Homework

165 
Go to the perspective tab and follow the directions. For the homework you will be creating a background the can be an interior or exterior space that shows one or two point perspective. 
*Pick a theme 
*Keep it in pencil only 
*Fold your paper into thirds and design your environment so that it exists in the middle third of the page as demonstrated in class.
166
Please work on your character designs for your big project.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

6/27 Homework

Homework
165
1. Great job on the leaf projects, they are looking great!

2. If you are interested in knowing more about some of the caricature artists that I mentioned in class, here are some of the names:
Bill Plympton
Al Hirschfeld
Jason Seiler
Steven Silver
Thomas Nast
Mort Drucker
Gustave Dore

3. Go to the Political Cartooning tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions. we will look at your drawings in class on Thursday.

























166
Tomorrow, at the end of class, the 3 animal motion studies are due. remember, they should be in pencil only, no ink or color.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

6/26 Homework

Homework
165:
Please ink your Simpson drawing, use two pen thicknesses. If you need to make some adjustments to your drawings please do before you ink them. You will need to ink your completed drawing in Illustrator.
166: 
Be ready to name the theme of your big project.

*Here are some of the Rubber Hose drawings you turned in.


Monday, June 25, 2018

6/25 Class Homework

165 Students:
Go to the Simpsons tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions. We will look at them in class.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

6/1 Class Update and Homework

165 Students:
1. Go to the leaf drop tab at the top of the blog, read the information for Monday. 
2. Homework, in your sketchbook, in pencil only, draw 4 different types of trees that have a human like figure. 
3. On Monday we will look at your tree drawings, choose the best one for the project and ink it.
4. On Monday we will go over the project in detail.
  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6/20 Class update and homework

Class Update and Homework

165
1. Go to the Rubber Hose tab at the top of the screen, and follow the directions with one exception. Do not ink your Rubber Hose drawing, please keep it in pencil only. We will ink it in class tomorrow.
2. Brink you black markers to class tomorrow.
3. Tomorrow we will look at your first two animations.

166
1. Tomorrow your first, rough, pencil only, walk, fly, swim animatic will be due at the end of class.
2. You are only turning in one animatic tomorrow.
3. The Second Animatic is due on Wednesday at the start of class.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

6/19 CLASS UPDATE AND HOMEWORK

165 Students:
1. In your sketchbook, full page, using red or blue pencil only, draw one of the photos that are shown below as a cartoon character.
2. Before drawing, go to the "Caricature" tab at the top of the blog and review the information.
3. Once you have reviewed the information, you can begin drawing.

*Remember to draw an outline for the hair, not individual hairs.

*After the drawing is complete, the drawing should be inked. For a sample of inking look at my Laurel and Hardy video at the bottom of the caricature page.



166 Students:
1.Tomorrow you will begin the first of your three pencil only, walk, fly, swim, animatics. 
2. You may choose the one you want to do first.
3. The first one is due on Thursday at the end of class.
4. I will review the process at the start of class tomorrow.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Great First Day

Great first day!

165 Students:
1. For tomorrows class, make sure to bring your 9"x12" spiral bound blank sketchbook, a red or blue pencil if you have it and your eraser.
2. If you would like a copy of the syllabus, you may: A. Copy it from the class folder to a Thumb Drive
B. Print it out in class.
C. Do both
3. For homework, in your sketchbook, using any medium (Pens, pencils, markers), draw yourself full page as a zombie. 

Yes, the two drawings directly below are of me. The B/W was ink on red pencil and the color one was the inked drawing that was scanned, imported into illustrator then colored. 
* Later in the week I will be showing you how to use illustrator




166 Students:
1. Go to the page tab at the top of the blog titled, "Walk, Fly, Swim" follow the directions. We will review your animal choices on Tuesday.
2. Reminder, you will not need your watercolor pencils until next week.