The legendary animator Tom Bancroft has a challenge for you this month! Come check it out and join in.
Keeping with the Lessons From Zootopia theme from last week’s update, today we’ve got an exercise for you to tackle! After all, practice makes perfect.
Every day it seems another few books for animators hit the shelves, and there are no lack of options for where to spend your hard-earned money. How do the pair of Drawn to Life books by Walt Stanchfield stack up to the rest? Do they deserve a spot on your bookshelf?
Today we’ll be taking a look at a fantastic gif that reddit user ‘GallowBoob’ shared recently. A huge tiger leaps up to catch an enormous chunk of raw meat in its jaws before bounding away. By watching this action in slow motion we can get a detailed look at how squash and stretch play an essential part in real world motion, and how we can apply that to our animation work.
One thing that sets the greatest artists apart from the masses is confidence. A confident line can take an average drawing and make it extraordinary. Unfortunately most of us draw with a nervous energy and thousands of thoughts going through our brains every second. To achieve better work, you have to turn that internal noise off.
Today we have two little tweaks for you that are guaranteed to make your hand poses more interesting to look at. Find out how to break symmetry by grouping the fingers and spice up the shapes by mixing angles in these illustrated examples.