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Feet in Animation – Part 1

Directly following the wildly popular Hands 101 (through 103) series by Joshua Taback, today we take a look at those mysterious “hands of the legs” the feet! Special thanks to Kev Craven for setting up this series with Josh.

Josh runs the highly educational “Drawniveristy:” A website dedicated to one-on-one advising of drawing techniques and skills. (You can check out more from Drawniversity here.) Kev is the mastermind behind the @Cackphrase game on Twitter. I was fortunate enough to put the two in touch when Kev had a particular question regarding animated feet such as those in Warner Brothers cartoons.

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For more on “weight in animation” you can check out this article, and stay tuned next Monday when Part 2 finishes this look at feet! Also in next week’s article will be a link to download the full set of tutorial images on Animator Island. See you then!

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Wickund

Aaaa! Where is part 2! I need it NOW!

Well I can’t wait. Looking really forward to reading it.

dan

Thank you very much. This really helped me with my work. I appreciate your help. Thanks a lot!

jot

This and part 2 honestly answered my difficulty, thank you!

Reyne

An impressive share, not enough is written about the feet. Lots on hands and faces, never enough foot info! Thanks.

Iminoe

Aw, this was a actually very nice post. Keep up the good work.

ron

I never even noticed that Bugs stood that way but then I went and looked at some cartoons and he does it all the time!

Will

Need more!

ron

you have a terrific animation weblog here! I’ll be back weekly now’d I found it. 😉

Luke

Very Valubable! I downloaded the full PDF thank you.

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