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Learn the basics of cartoon animation from acclaimed animator Preston Blair with Animation 1!
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SKU: HT350
GTIN: 9781633227736
R 196.44
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oin acclaimed cartoon animator Preston Blair as he explains and demonstrates the magic of cartoon animation. Learn to develop a cartoon character’s shape, personality, features, and mannerisms; how to create movements, such as walking, running, skipping, and sneaking; and tips on using lines of action and creating realistic motion. From cartooning basics to more advanced animation techniques, Animation 1 is a welcome introduction for artists ready to bring their drawings to life. Full of step-by-step sketches, tips, and drawing techniques, this is a comprehensive guide that no cartoon animation enthusiast should be without.

Subjects covered in Animation 1 are:

  • Tools & Materials
  • Construction of the Head
  • The Stretch & Squash Principle
  • Facial Expressions
  • Line of Action
  • The Skeleton Foundation
  • Hand Construction
  • Character Construction
  • The “Pugnacious” Character
  • The “Cute” Character
  • The “Screwball” Type
  • The “Goofy” Character
  • Movement of Body Masses
  • Birds
  • Taking Flight
  • The “Take”
  • Movements of the Two-Legged Figure
  • Movements of the Four-Legged Figure
  • Front & Rear Views of Movements
  • The Skip
  • The Sneak
  • The Walk & The Run
  • Dialogue

Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Animation 1 allows artists to widen the scope of their abilities, demonstrating how to animate a character, from character development to movement and dialogue.