Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quick Tip: Animation



This is just a quick thought for those who are aspiring animators and are just starting out. Look for the extras on DVD / Blu-ray discs.  They will often have "Behind the Scenes" footage showing the process that they went through in making the film.
Most people over look them, but they are a great resource for digital artists.  Releases such as "Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown" comes with 4 extra titles covering the screenplay, animation and recording of the voice talents.  It is a quick glimpse into the process and workflow of animation.  The same fundamentals can be applied to both 2D and 3D animation. For more in depth material on animation, I would suggest two books by Tony White; The Animator's Workbook"  and "Animation: From Pencils to Pixels"

Water Proof Markers, Pens, and Pencils Challenge

I have been working with watercolors and various methods for line work, which led me to ask the question, what markers, pens and pencils...