Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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


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

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.

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

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

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

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.