Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8/22 Homework

165 Students:
In your sketchbook, full page draw a caricature of a politician, full body, add black ink, no shading or texture. Below are some sample drawings, you may notice that I have drawn many versions. You only need to turn in one. We will look at them on Thursday. 
Have fun!

*For more information about drawing the body, go to the top of the blog and look for the tab labeled "The Human Body"

166 Students:
On Thursday we will look at your animal drawings.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Self Caricature

165 Students:
In your sketchbook, using your red pencil and the drawing techniques demonstrated in class, draw a caricature of yourself, four times on the same page. I will demonstrate inking techniques on Tuesday in class. Just in case you need some reminders from tonights class, check out the tabs at the top of the blog entitled "Caricature" & "Human Head" Have fun!

Ok, yes its strange, but after drawing myself in a fez I really needed to spin in an old TV set.

166 Students:
Go to the "Walk Fly Swim" tab at the top of the blog for drawing examples. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

8/15 Homework

165 & 166 Students
1. For next class bring your red animation pencil (See Syllabus for the exact brand), and a 9"x12" blank, spiral bound sketchbook. 
2. In your sketchbook or on an 8 1/5"x 11 sheet of paper, draw yourself as a zombie. It does not need to be colored or inked, please draw it full body, and fill the page if you can. Have fun, for this drawing messy is ok. Below is a sample of myself as a zombie. We will look at your drawings on Thursday.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Weekend Homework

165 Students:
Its time to begin the last part of you character animation. Using the same character that you have been working with for the walk cycle, choose one of the two jump cycles from the page shown below. 

* 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)

OR, you may pick one of the Neil Sanders style crazy walks, shown on the page below.

Goal, draw your character in the same key frame poses that are show in the examples. Remember, 
to stay on model, copy the pose exactly. Pencil only!
See you Monday, when we review for the quiz!

166 Students:
I will review your scanned backgrounds with you.


165 Students:
Go to the walk cycle tab, scroll to the bottom, find the instructions for adding a blink and a pause to the current project. We will review on Thursday.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

7/13 Homework

165 Students:
Go to the walk cycle tab at the top of the blog and follow the instructions for Monday
166 Students: 
Go to the Watercolor Tab at the top of the screen and follow the instructions, on Monday bring your watercolor pencils, bulb brush, and watercolor paper. I will demonstrate some inking techniques.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7/12 Homework

165 Students:
   If you have not completed the penciled version of your character page, please do so. When you come 
in tomorrow you will scan and test it as a pencil 
only rotation. 

   If you have completed testing your character spin in pencil and I have checked it, please ink it with your black marker. You will color it in class tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

7/11 Homework

Draw yourself as an Anime style character

Full page, red pencil in your 
sketchbook, ink and color.

Monday, July 10, 2017

7/10 Homework

Studio Card
Design a studio card for your animations. 
See samples below.

Summer Class Photo

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

7/5 Homework

165 Homework:
In your sketch book or on a blank piece of loose paper, draw a background for your sack jump, Only use your red pencil, ink your drawing when complete. Scan and color on Thursday. The sample images below are from a wide range of different cartoons. Have a look at them, they may give you some ideas.

166 Students:
Tomorrow at the end of class be ready to show your character designs, it is ok if they are not final, I'm considering them works in progress.

Monday, July 3, 2017

7/3 Homework

165 Students:
In your sketchbook, full page, using only your red pencil, draw yourself as a colonial character. Draw the basic body shape first, then add features, clothing.
Ink your drawing when complete. Scan and color on Wednesday.

You may need to do a little goole search to find the costume you like.