Lesson 9 *Clear silhouettes, using negative shapes

Here I am continuing lesson 9.

I found that rolling the kneaded eraser into a point is good.  You get one blunt end that you can use on big areas and one skinny end for detailed erasing.

Here is the lesson:

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.ca/2007/01/animation-school-lesson-9-_116873606139658339.html

I realized that I drew Bugs’ head wrong so I attempted to redraw it with some success.  The second attempt is better anyway.

Here are my drawings:

Lesson 9: Model sheets * Line Of Action

Here in lesson 9 the various principles of what makes a good cartoon are stressed.  In this post I am working on the action lines.

You can see the original lesson here:

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.ca/2007/01/animation-school-lesson-9-_116873606139658339.html

Here are my drawings:

-Rob

Lesson 9: Model sheets *construction

I think I am going to split my posts for this lesson into 3 since it seems like a long one to get through.

In this lesson we are drawing from model sheets trying to understand for ourselves the finer points of cartooning which are:

Construction
Line Of Action
Fluid Poses
Clear silhouettes
Appeal and cuteness

I am going to post my copies of the model sheets John provides that highly emphasize each point starting with construction and continuing in that order

Here is the lesson: http://johnkstuff.blogspot.ca/2007/01/animation-school-lesson-9-_116873606139658339.html

Here are my drawings:

-Rob

Lesson 7- Combining Construction With Clear Silhouettes

Here is the lesson: http://johnkstuff.blogspot.ca/2006/06/animation-school-7-when-generic-is.html
In this lesson we learned that it is important to not only use construction but to also include the idea of the silhouette into our drawings for clarity.  That is, we should be able to figure out what the character is doing if it were a silhouette.

I struggled with the placement of the limbs in two of the poses wondering where best to place them.  Ultimately I thought back to the line of action lesson and based the placement on that.

I think the poses in the examples John K put up by Geneva are perhaps a little more daring than my own.  They are really good and show a fair bit of squash and stretch which would ultimately make for good animation I think.

I think I will work on this and try and get more action happening in my poses.

Anyway here are my drawings:

Now on to the next lesson!

-Rob