If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
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I've been doing some research on art schools and just art in general, I think I've finally zero'd in on what I want to do in life, animate.
So, to become a good animator and get picked up by a studio, I need to get into a good art school. And to get into a good art school, I need a portfolio that rocks.
I've been looking at some people's portfolios and its full of life drawing, so that's what I'm working on. Because right now, my life drawing isn't exactly... good.
So I'm planning I'll have some life drawing and then some rocking animations in my portfolio. But first, I need to learn how to draw the human figure.
This'll be my progress forum, please leave some comments and feedback. I want and need to get better and this is my best bet.
I started drawing real people a little while ago, here are the best I think. To see them all. http://photobucket.com/cartoonyanimator
These exercises you're doing are very good practice and just what you should be working on as you begin your education in art. You've got a fun road ahead of you. Remember to take your time and focus on the quality of your art. Good luck!
Very good! I like your walk cycles. They have more structure and are better all around. Your drawings are good too. The more you practice the more you'll improve. Keep it up. By the time you're a senior you'll be in a good place for submitting to an art school.
A fall painting done in Sketchbook Pro
Some stuff from Basic Drawing weeks 3 and 4
Thanks for reading! Crit and feedback always apperciated
Link to entire album: http://s1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... yanimator/
The stand up animation is very good. Everything else you're showing is good exercise. You know how much I stress giving your art the time it needs to make a strong impression. The more patient you are with each composition, especially at this stage of your development, the better the results. Keep it up, your progress is showing.
most recent wip of the 11SC!
Most recent, added clothes, props, tweaked some movements. All thats left is to add more background stuff and polish, still looking for feedback!
Filling up my sketchbook slowly with my drawings of people, scanner is going crazy right now but hopefully later this weekend I'll post them!
Your post is exactly how I feel. I used to animate in my spare time & now I am retired, so I use my days creating new shorts.
This is my newest:
Do you think I would benefit from a school? I don't have all the money in the world. Enough to take a few.
PS, I posted this in the AN forum, was that wrong?