Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Animation Lesson 1 (Part B)

Whew! That's alot of characters! (Roughly 25 if I counted right...). This is some more work on the characters in the 'Egg Shape' lesson.
You know, whenever I used to copy cartoons and other art I'd always wonder why it was that my drawing looked so different. I'm starting to see that I may have used guidelines, but I never really worked to get the angles and other details as EXACT as possible. This method is making a big difference in the way I construct my 'guides'.
I'll continue posting the new lessons as soon as I get them done. I'm taking this kinda slow, but hopefully what I'm learning will stick that way.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Welcome to my new Art Blog!

Welcome to my new blog everyone. I started this to participate in John Kricfalusi's brilliant animation lessons based on the techniques you'll find in the Preston Blair Animation book. I actually had this book around as a kid, and working on the exercises is giving me both nifty ideas and fond memories (particularly of all the time I spent drawing cartoons for fun :).
The first lesson is an exercise with the incredible, indelible egg. I actually got a real egg, drew the guidelines and face on, then set the egg up in various poses and drew a page full of those. Let me know what you think sirs!
I'll be posting more art later on so stay tuned for that too!