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posted by Marc Deckter @ 11:39 AM
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Marc is joing in?! Thats awesome! Embarassingly I didn't even think to take the time to nail the exact egg shape. I'm definitely going to go back and try now though. The weakness of what you see when you're drawing really gets pointed out doing these excercises. It's disheartening and exhilirating at the same time. My drawings are also too scribbly. How did you take care of that problem? Is it just a matter of training your hand? Thanks for posting these. It's cool to see so many joining in!
Looking good! We're learning a lot, aren't we?
Haha! - hey Chris - of course I'm joining in! I'm embarassed to post my studies, but how else am I going to improve, right? I still draw naturally pretty scribbly - so if a drawing is not scribbly, that means I was very purposely reminding myself "only draw one line, only draw one line, only draw one line..." It really forces me to slow down, and focus on getting the exact line I'm looking for. Yeah! It is cool to see so many people joining in!
Hi Joel - thanks! I certainly am learning a lot. And I haven't even gotten to the construction lines yet!
I've been goofing around with The Egg, too, for "fun"--jeezus on a pogo stick! it's bloody difficult. *shakes fist-clutching-pencil at Preston*
Haha! Yeah, Jenny - it's much more difficult than it looks! "Fun" indeed.....
Personally, I'm not the type that thinks that to be able to animate well, you have to get every little thing perfect like John K has been teaching with these pages from the Preston Blair book, but he obversely knows what his talking about, and it shows in the quality of his work, but animation really is a artform where they are no rules and you can whatever you like.Maybe I'm just a lazy git who can't be bothered to get these first few pages spot on, but I might give it a crack at some point (I skipped to some of the full character drawings in my sketchbook, but I dare post at my blog on the fact that I'll get a kicking from the John K followers who think his word is law, or something).
Hi GagaMan(n) - that's true, there are no rules. I guess it's a matter of what each animator/filmmaker's goals are. Hey, you're not lazy! - look at all the work that went into that animatic you posted on your site!
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