Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Dog Walk Cycle

Here's a walk cycle I roughed out today. I've never really drawn a four-legged animal walking before so I'm kind of happy with the results. I drew these really fast and then when back and cleaned them up a little bit because they were hard to read when I scanned them. I timed it to the beginning of "Pretty Petticoat" by Raymond Scott. I was able to maintain the dog's proportions, which at times has been hard for me to do. Critiques would be much appreciated.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Some 60 Second Sketches

Here's some sketches that were all done in around a minute. I've been trying to practice Shamus Culhane's technique of not thinking about the drawing and just draw as fast as possible. Some of these are better than drawings I labor over but they're not really finished drawings. I'd like to get good at this so that I can rough out animation quicker and then go back and clean it up later.

Goober Sketch

This is a sketch that I'm going to paint for the opening titles of a short I'm working on. I'm no painter so it'll probably come out crappy. The kid's name is Goober Sleave and my other blog follows the production or as it is now lack of production of the short. He has no developed personality so I don't think I'll be trying anymore stories with him, I prefer to try and come up with a funny animal instead, like the dog under Goober. If you look here you'll see how the design has changed since I started working on the cartoon. He's become much more solid and rounder over time. One thing I'm looking forward to about actually completing the cartoon someday is to look at scenes that were animated first to the ones done last. Hopefully there will be some improvement.

Random Dog

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Here's a couple of sketches of Meathead from Preston Blair's animation.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


I'm going to change this blog from my John K. animation drawing course blog to my skecthblog as this will be where I post all my own garbage. I'll keep my junk off my other blog so that it won't get in the way of the real cartoonists featured over there :)