Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

1/30 Recap

Class Notes:
Super job everyone, on your first caricatures. 

165 Students:
1. For homework, Draw yourself as a cartoon zombie, try to simplify your drawings, do not make a sketch. 2. Use red pencil, use the full page, inking is optional. 3. Below are some images to inspire you. Have fun, be as silly or creepy as you want the name of the game is to try. Yes the one at the bottom in me.

4. Next class we will look at your zombie drawings.
5. We will crack open Adobe Animate and begin our first animation.

166 Students:
1. Continue working on your Walk, Fly, Swim.
2. At the end of night, on Thursday, we will look at the first test of one the animal animatics.


On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Writer: Ralph Bakshi

Thursday, January 25, 2018

1/25 Class Notes

Congratulations you made it 
through the first night 
here is the homework.

165 Students:
1.Go to the tabs at the top of the blog labeled, Human Head and Caricature.
- The Human Head tab will give you all of the information we talked about in class. 
- The Caricature tab will give you information about the homework.
2. After you have looked at the short video on caricature, try drawing the 3 distorted head photos that you took of yourself in class. Do not worry about the over all outcome of the drawings, the important thing is to try. My job is is look at the results and give you the help and advice on how to improve them.

166 Students:
1. Work on your Walk, Fly, Swim project. A rough draft of your first animation is due at the end of class
on February 1. You can do the animations in any order, thats up to you.
2. Go to the Nickelodeon Podcast website, visit the job board and listen to some of the podcasts. Or better yet go to your app store on your phone and you can down load the podcasts for free with the Nickelodeon Podcast App. We will talk about the site next week.

Next Tuesday we begin our animated movie time at 5pm. Come early to watch the film or work on homework.
Our first movie will be.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

First Night Re-Cap from the Cave

Great first night, it was fun meeting you all, here is what's needed for Thursday.

165 Students:
1. Bring your sketchbook, red pencil and white click eraser.
2. Be ready to draw

166 Students:
1. Choose the animals for the Walk, Fly, Swim project, be prepared to show photo's
2. Bring your sketchbook and be ready to start developing designs with the aid of reference photo's.

You can come early if you would like, I will be in by 5:00

See you Thursday...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018