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Title:
Exploring drawing for animation
Author:
Hedgpeth, Kevin.
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Publication Information:
Clifton Park, NY : Thomson/Delmar Learning, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xvii, 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"The art and techniques of drawing for 2D animation"--Cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
Solid drawing -- Contour drawings -- Drawing from life: human and animal anatomy -- Sequence drawing -- Dramatic action and living beings -- Color section -- Drawing from life: architecture and scenery -- Character design and development -- Character drawing for animation -- Roughing it and cleaning it up.
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ISBN:
9781401824198
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Exploring Drawing for Animation is an innovative introduction to 2D animation and inspirational skill-sharpener for working professionals. The authors creatively link drawing techniques and life drawing -human and animal anatomy, architecture, and scenery- to 2D animation production and outcomes. The instructional format builds animation skills from the ground up, using a technical foundation in drawing as a basis for exploring animation. Overviews span the topics of sequence drawing, character development, motion, proportional techniques, and animation clean-up. Together, these essential skills combine to help readers develop the drawing skills necessary to be a successful animator.


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As the animation field moves toward the advertising, television entertainment, and gaming markets-with the latter now generating more income than the film industry-traditional animation has rapidly given way to computer-generated imagery. The authors, professional illustrators affiliated with the Art Institute of Phoenix, nevertheless believe that strong draftsmanship and design skills are more important than ever as a balance to the slapdash craftsmanship they find in some computer animation. Their book is designed to show how drawing, and particularly life drawing, provides the foundation for understanding and creating animation. They cover foundational skills for drawing animals, human anatomy, architecture, and natural settings. Highly recommended; readers wanting to advance into computer animation should see Peter Weishar's Blue Sky: The Art of Computer Animation. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Solid Drawing
Contour Drawings
Drawing from Life: Human and Animal Anatomy
Sequence Drawing
Dramatic Action and Living Beings
Color Section: Art Examples
Drawing from Life: Architecture and Scenery
Character Design and Development
Character Drawing for Animation
Roughing It and Cleaning It Up