Animation class

Material forĀ 2D animation DESAN 262.

 

Drawing well is essential for 2D animation. The ability to control the tip of the pencil and make meaningful marks to describe an object is called draftsmanship. The ability to design the drawing in a way that suggests a three-dimensional form is called solid drawing. For animation, the artist needs to be able to “draw through”. This means that he should be able to draw the basic landmarks not only on the front side where they would naturally be visible, but also on the back side.

 

It is very helpful to be able to build the drawing from the ground up using basic shapes that can easily be controlled and positioned in whatever way is required. Basic shapes can be critical in helping to figure out oblique angles and extreme foreshortening.

 

Creating depth in your drawing.

Creating depth in your drawing.

Rough drawing a three-dimensional looking cylinder using just two ovals and two lines. basic shape excercise_page 5

Notice how bugs is constructed using basic shapes, drawing through, and construction lines.

Notice how bugs is constructed using basic shapes, drawing through, and construction lines.

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Warm-up and practice exercise.

Warm-up and practice exercise.

The figure made up of basic shapes.

The figure made up of basic shapes.

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