Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Michael Lah Study

I've always loved Michael Lah's animation, so I decided to copy a scene of his from "Droopy's Good Deed" to try and get an understanding of how he animates those hilarious walks and runs. Here's the first part, I'm going to keep working on the rest of this short scene.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

"Robin Hoodlum"

I absolutely love the Fox and Crow cartoon "Robin Hoodlum", the backgrounds, animation and character designs are all fantastic. Oh and most of all it's funny. Here's some quick sketches I did while watching it, they're pretty rough.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Tom Fast Run Cycle

In one page of Preston Blair's book he has a four drawing run cycle of Tom. I decided to try and copy them. I realize it's no great feat to copy someone else's animation drawings and pass them off as your own but my goal when copying them was to pay attention to keeping them as close to the original drawings as possible. I have a tendency to get sloppy and have trouble keeping my drawings from getting smaller or larger from frame to frame.

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I inked and colored it just for fun

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Pencil Test

I finally downloaded the rest of Nat Falk's "How To Make Animated Cartoons" from the Animation Archive the other day and decided to print out that and Preston Blair's original printing of his book and combine it with a load of model sheets and bind it all up. Now I've got everything nice and organized, instead of having papers all over the place.

I was reading Nat Falk's book and the last page had pictures of two key drawings and suggested as practice to then go and draw the breakdown and inbetweens. So I figured I'd give it go. Here's my feable attempt. Excuse the sloppyness, I didn't use a light box or peg bar. Also, I inserted blanks so as not to screw up the timing. I don't like looking at held poses where there should be inbetweens. I'm going to finish this off I think and then try working from the other keys.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Temperamental Lion

Just working on this awesome model sheet from the Terrytoon "The Temperamental Lion" that was posted on the Animation Archive. I think the biggest problem I'm having is that I'm drawing his legs to long.