165: 1. Turn in your color walk in place. 2. Once your walk in place is done go to video #6 at the bottom of the walk cycle tab and create your walk across video due at the start of class tomorrow. 3. Tomorrow we will talk about the final project. 166: Tomorrow we will look at your animatics as works in progress.
165: 1. If you have not turned in your final color character spin please do so. 2. Please follow the instructions on the walk cycle tab at the top of the blog. You will turn in the pencil draft of you character walk by Tuesday 7/21 at the start of class. I will give you feedback, if it looks good, you can move onto inking and coloring the 4 walk cycle poses. 3. Tomorrow we I will show you how to have your character walk across the stage. 4. Below are 2 awesome videos on creating walks.
165: 1. Follow the directions on the blog as you create a cartoon character of yourself as described in class, go to the tab labeled "Character Page" 2. Create test character spin in pencil only. 3. Upload spin & character page to the discussion boards. 4. I will leave you a message on the discussion board and let you know if you need to change anything or if you are ok and ready to move onto inking and coloring. 5. If you are cleared to move forward with the project, ink and color in the program of your choice. 6. Bring your final drawings into animate and create your final color character spin. 7. Copy and paste enough frames so that you spin for at least 3 seconds. 8. Export as an MP4. and upload to the final color character spin discussion board. Due Monday 7/20 at the start of class. 9. Monday we begin the final animation, the walk cycle... more about that coming soon. 166: 1. Continue working simultaneously on your character pages and your final animatic the entire project will be due on the last day of class. 2. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me over the weekend so that I can help you to work out whatever is that you need to be successful.
165: 1. If you are still working on your expressive or UPA portraits please turn them into the appropriate discussion board. 2. Create a full figure yourself portrait of yourself as anime style character based on our discussion in class today and any information on the class blog. 3. make sure to go to the UPA discussion board as a project description window At the top there'll be a link that says UPA quiz it is short, multiple choice with only six questions. Due by 11:59 tonight. 166: Once you have your storyboard animatic with the backgrounds put together, you can work on either finishing your character pages or begin work all the drawings of the characters in the animatic final.
165: 1. Go to the "UPA tab" at the top of the blog read through the information regarding how to draw a UPA style character. 2. Go to the "UPA backgrounds" tab at the top of the blog and watch the 3 videos on the history of UPA. each video is only 8-10 min. 3. We will have a short quiz in class tomorrow about the videos. As you watch the videos think about the following: a. What was one of the catalysts at the beginning of the first animation union? b. What did John Hubley want animation to do? c. What did world war two have to do with animation? d. What was the first UPA cartoon to put them on the map. e. What is the basic theory behind UPA animation? f. What is the basic message that runs throughout UPA animation? 4. Go back to the UPA tab and follow the directions for tomorrows class. 166: 1. Please continue working on your backgrounds, either drawing them them or placing them onto the final animatic. 2. Maybe tomorrow at the end of class we will look at your storyboard animatic with the backgrounds put in. on a side note, I'm not expecting anymore to have motion tweens, at this point, just having a background in would be great.
165 From this week in class: 1. Most important thing you can do is to finish your sack drop. 2. Go to the Simpsons tab at the top of the blog and create a cartoon of yourself, full body as a Matt Groening style character. Upload to the discussion board, due Monday. Now for the weekend:
1. Go to the "Expressive Style" tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions. Create a full body cartoon of yourself having an over the top expressive emotional moment. Due monday
2. On Sunday I will add another tab on the blog called "UPA", this is a very specific style of animation.
Please review the content for monday. No "UPA" drawing necessary until Monday.
165: 1. If you have not completed the sack drop please do so. 2.If you are done with the Sack drop animation, go to the Simpsons tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions for the next drawing project. 166: Its all about the backgrounds.
165: 1. Sack Drop project is due at the end of class tomorrow, keep on animating those sack. 2. No number 2 go back to #1, that is the priority. 166: 1. Tomorrow at the end of class turn in the final Thumbnail Animatic. 2. Begin working on backgrounds, all backgrounds are due July 13 at the start of class. 3. Backgrounds should be drawn and colored, you may use the program of your choice for coloring but keep in mind that it need to fit withing a horizontal format.
165: 1. If you are still finishing your rubber hose character, please do so and upload it to the character discussion board as soon as possible. 2. Tomorrow I will be collecting the leaf drop project at the end of class. 3. For homework tonight please look for the sack drop character design tab at the top of the blog and follow the instructions as you design your character. After drawing, please upload to the discussion board with your written choice as to which design you want to use and why. Due with the beginning of class tomorrow, no inking pencil only. 166: 1. If you have completed the walk fly swim project please work on rough sketches of your character design for the pitch Bible project I have created a discussion board for you to upload your drawings. Everyone must reply and give comments on one another's concept art. Stay positive and supportive in a sentence or two say what you like and why. Limit your response to each image to no more than 25 words.
We have a small group this time with only 3 people so it should be an easy process.
165 1. Turn in colored rubber hose drawing 2. Check your email for today's zoom recording look for the section on adding a moving eyes and a blink, its near the end of the recording. Due tomorrow. 166 1. finish the walk swim animations 2. Work on your character designs for your pitch bible project.
165 1. If you have not done so yet please turn in your colored Rubber Hose Character to the discussion board. 2. Go to the Leaf drop tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions in the 2 "how to" videos at the bottom of the blog and begin the leaf drop animation. 166 Continue working on your Walk, Fly, Swim animation or your character designs for the bible project.
165 1. Please upload your final black ink only character design into the discussion board. 2. Once I have given you feed back and you have refined your drawings you can digitally color your drawings. 3. Below I have a video that demonstrates how to color in Adobe animate if you have another drawing program are you would like to use that to color your character, that is OK. 4. I have created a colored rubber hose character discussion board for you to turn in your drawings. Please turn in by Monday at the start of class. 5. Go to the tab at the top of the blog and select the leaf drop tab, read through the information your homework will be to design a tree for the project and one type of leaf drawn from 3 different angles. 6. Please have the tree shape drawn, inked and colored along with the 3 leaves at the start of class on Monday. 166 1. Please count the number of scenes in your trailer. 2. If you have finished working on the wacfl iswim project you can start working on creating rough character design 4 the pitch Bible project.
165 1. If you have not done so yet please upload your first character design challenge to the Final Inked Character design discussion board. 2. Follow the directions on the Tab labeled rubberhose, due tomorrow. I have emailed everyone an additional video that demonstrates how to draw the entire body. Have fun! 166 1. Tomorrow we will look at your next Walk, Fly Swim character. 2. If you have not done so yet send me the link to your trailer so we can talk about them tomorrow.
165: 1. If you have not done so, please upload your feet, hands and 1st draft character design to the discussion boards. 2. After I give you feed back on your drawings in the discussion board,make the changes and re-upload. If it looks good you will be able to go ahead and ink them. Due tomorrow at the start of class. NO SHADING, NO TEXTURE, ONLY OUTLINES
166: 1. Please continue working on your walk,fly, swim animation, the next one is due on Thursday. 2. If you have a trailer picked out send me a link to it by Thursday.
Homework 165 1.As we talked about in class please complete the hand drawings and upload to discussion board. 2. As we talked about in class please complete the foot drawings and upload into the discussion board 3. Go to the Character Design tab at the top of the blog and watch the Pete Doctor video on character design. Then answer the character questions, have those ready for tomorrow. We will work on our drawing designs in class. 166 Continue working on your second Walk, Fly, Swim animatic.
165 1. Please go to the "Ball Bounce" tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions & the in class zoom video and create a ball bounce using Adobe Animate 2. If you have not done so yet, please upload the photo you used to create your caricature. To the caricature discussion board. 166 Thank you for turning in the first of the Walk Fly Swim projects. On Monday we will review your progress. In the meantime, I have put up a tab on the blog with information about the pitch bible project, we will talk about it on Monday.
Homework: 165: 1. Watch the Video on Caricature, it's on the tab at the top of the blog labeled "Caricature Part 1" 2. Follow the directions on the blog and draw yourself using the photo used for the in class drawing project. 3. Scan or photograph a copy of your drawing and upload it to the caricature discussion board by 12:50 at the start of class tomorrow.
4. No Inking or coloring so that I can give you feed back and you can adjust the drawing as needed. 166: 1. Continue working on your walk, fly, swim, project. 2. Tomorrow at the end of class the first Animatic will be Due as a mp4.
165: 1. Please upload and turn in your pencil and inking practice sheet's to the discussion boards if you have not done so. 2. Go to the tab at the top of the blog titled "Head 1" read through the information and watch the video. This will get you ready for tomorrows class. 3. Tomorrow you will need a good photo of your head for the drawing project. See my photo example on the "Head 1" project tab. 4. Tomorrow we will also go into Adobe animate so make sure you have the program down loaded for your self, you get the program for free as a DVC student. I have a tab at the top of the blog titled "Getting adobe at home" It will get you started. 166: Continue working on your animal drawings.
Hi Everyone, it was great to meet you all! Everyday after class I will post the homework here on the blog. I will always break it into 165/Beginning Students and 166/ Intermediate students. 165: 1. Go to the tab at the top of the blog and select the tab "Getting Adobe at home" follow the directions we will begin using Adobe Animate on Thursday. 2. In your sketchbookdraw yourself, full body as a zombie, the directions are at the top of the blog, go to the tab labeled "Zombie" draw. Due tomorrow when class starts at 12:50. I have a discussion board all set up for you to turn your work. It can be a photo or scan, jpg,png or tiff.
166: 1. Go to the "Walk, Fly, Swim" tab at the top of the blog and read the contents. 2. Decide what animals you would like to use for the project. 3. Create 3 folders and spend some time collecting photo's of the animals you would like to use for the project. Place photo in folders, one type per folder. To do this correctly you should have pictures of the animals from all angles and multiple poses, generally this comes to 10-12 photos of each animal. 4. Be ready to talk about and show the photo's you have chosen as inspiration for the project at tomorrows class.
Hi everyone, For next Tuesdays class I talked about making a mask to be used during class for a class Zoom photo. I have created an easy step by step guide that uses everyday materials found around the house. Go to the "Character Mask tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions for Tuesdays class.
Hi everyone, 165: Go to the "Jump tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions for Tuesday. You will find instructions for it at the end of the Class video. I have sent everyone a link to the video. 166: Continue working on your Bible projects
Ok, I have to admit I have been having so much fun listening to old cartoon soundtracks this last week I thought I would share, below are links to some great audio collections. Homework 165: 1. If you have not completed drawing the pause and blink drawings please do so by next Tuesday. 2. Go to the tab at the top of the blog titled "Walk cycle background" and follow the directions. On Tuesday we will look at your ideas. 3. Here is a link to an edited version of today's class. https://youtu.be/SzEEHMMEPGs 166: By Thursday of next week you should be working on your final animatic project.
2. Upload your 4 walk cycle images to the Pencil Walk Cycle, discussion board in canvas if you did not do so during class. 3. After I give you feed back, create a test walk cycle in Adobe Animate and upload that, I will give you feed back. 4. If you have completed your pencil walk test, go to the "Walk, Blink, Pause" tab at the top of the blog and begin working on the "Blink & Pause" portion of the project. These are due in pencil only at the start of class on Thursday. If you have questions please email me. 5. Here is a link to today's broadcast:
Hi Everyone, nice job today! 165 It was great seeing all of your characters come to life, if you need help contact me! 165 Your backgrounds are looking good, if you need any help with composition, color or any other advise for your project, let me know. *Everyone:Remember, DVC Spring Recess is from March 29 - April 4, we meet again as a group on April 7. *Everyone: As soon as the Zoom system lets me know that the video is ready I will add the link to it here. Today's class video Homework 165: 1. When you are finished with your final pencil character page, make sure to upload it to canvas so that I can give you feedback if I have not done so already. 2. After I have given you the ok on your design, you should create a pencil test character spin. Up load that to the character spin discussion board so that I can give you some feed back. 3. If the pencil spin test looks good, you can ink your character page. 4. If you would like to get a leg up (literally) you can go to the walk cycle tab at the top of the blog and start working on it. 5. Again... if you have a question please contact me. 166: 1. Finish your back drops and begin working on your final animatic. 2. If need to finish your character pages make sure to at least complete the drawings you can ink them later.
Hi everyone, 165: 1. Make sure I have approved your character design before going onto step 2, if you need to email me your design and I will get back to you ASAP. 2. It was great seeing your character designs tonight, make sure to go to the "Character Design" tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions and create your character page, once I have given you the ok on your character design. 3. Make sure to keep your character page in pencil only. 166: Next Thursday we will have our own specific time to review your projects we will start promptly at 5pm.
*Everyone, keep an eye out I will send you a link for next Tuesdays class on Monday.
* If you are interested in what its like to work in a studio, go to the tab labeled "Cartoon Network and watch the two videos the first is about 40 minutes but its worth it! Put it on in the background as your drawing.
1. Turn in your black inked, Disco drawings to the Disco discussion board. Due at the start of class next Tuesday.
2. Go to the "Character Design tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions for this weeks homework.
3. Turn in your pencil only concept art character page that should have at least 6 sketches of your character. It should show the development of your character as you try out different body types and costumes. *Note: a sketch is not a finished drawing, it's a loose yet recognizable drawing. Up load this to the Character Design Discussion board. Due at the start of class next Tuesday.
4. Turn in your the proposal for the final character on a separate page, black ink only. Remember to keep your character design simple. Neatly write out the character description you came up with during our live chat next to the drawing. Up load this to the Character Design Discussion board. Due at the start of class next Tuesday.
You should be working on the backgrounds for your project. If you like you can draw them in pencil first and show them to me by adding them to the discussion board. We will look at them next Tuesday.
165: Go to the Perspective tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions as you create the background for your sack project. 166: Start working on your thumbnail story boards. Everyone remember this Friday is MONSTER DRAW
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165 1. Go to the Charles Schluz tab and follow the directions. 2. Go to the Anthropomorphic tab and follow the directions. 166 Go to the Character Design tab and follow the directions using your red/blue pencils, watercolor pencils and ink pens, play with designing characters for your Pitch bible project.
165 Homework: 1. Redraw your comic gag cartoon in your sketch book as actual characters, do not ink and no text. we will ink and add text in class. 2. have fun 166 Homework: 1. On Thursday, we will look at your projects at the beginning of class. 2. We will talk more about your big project on Thursday.
165: 1. Go to the Rubber Hose tab at the top of the blog and follow the directions, the drawings are due Tuesday. I have a couple of fun Rubber Hose Style Animations at at the bottom of the page. 2. If you need to pick up ink pens, please do. 3. As soon as you come into class on Tuesday, please scan and color your Rubber Hose drawing in Illustrator.
166: 1. Continue working on your Walk, Fly, Swim Animation. 2. Go to the Pitch Bible tab at the top of the blog and read through it, we will talk about it in class next week. As you read think about the movie you would like to use. BONUS that open to all....
an optional drawing event happening this weekend at the east bay comic con, its a one day event happening this Sunday. Bring your sketchbook, and pencils as we draw the attendees. I will there from 11-1, you will see me in the main lobby drawing people, come on by and draw with me. Here is a link to the event.
165: 1. Go to the Drawing 5 finger hands tab and follow the directions for Thursday. 2. On Thursday we will finish the Ball Bounce and look at your Simpsons drawings. 166: 1. Work on your second animal animatic. Due next Tuesday. 2. We will look at your first animatic on Thursday.
Great Job Tonight! 165: 1. If you have not watched the caricature videos please do so before the next class. 2. Go to the Simpsons tab and follow the directions for the homework, we will look at the drawings on Tuesday. 166: Work on drawing the movement cycle for one of the animals you have chosen. The goal is to have a rough animatic to look at by the end of class on Tuesday
HI EVERYONE! Homework 165 Students: Go to the Zombie tab above and follow the directions for next class. Watch the videos below on caricature.
166 Students: On Thursday be ready to tell me what kind of animals you would like to use for the Walk, Fly, Swim project. Make sure to create a digital file that shows photo examples of the animals you will be using. Maybe try sketching out some character designs See you Thursday!