Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Drawn to Life

I'm currently going through the first section a second time of Walt Stanchfield's Drawn to Life.  I'm trying to immerse myself in the information it has to offer, and it has proven quite beneficial in the way I approach drawings in general.
Now, the reason I chose to write about this particular book is so that I can one, share tid-bits of what this book has to offer an aspiring animator like myself, and two, further engrave the information into my brain.

Currently I am trying to memorize the 28 Principles of Animation, which include:


  • Pose and  Mood
  • Shape and Form
  • Anatomy
  • Model or Character
  • Weight
  • Line and Silhouette
  • Action and Reaction
  • Perspective
  • Direction
  • Tension
  • Planes
  • Solidity
  • Arcs
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Beat and Rhythm
  • Depth and Volume
  • Overlap and Follow Through
  • Timing
  • Working from Extreme to Extreme
  • Straights and Curves
  • Primary and Secondary Action
  • Staging and Composition
  • Anticipation
  • Caricature
  • Details
  • Texture
  • Simplification
  • Positive and Negative Shapes

I will memorize these all!  I am absolutely determined! 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Renew. Relax.

It's about time that I come back to this blog.  I've always been very poor at keeping diaries.  Or diaries that contain the written word I should say, seeing as I am bound and determined to draw in my sketch book the living world around me each day.

So back to revitalizing this blog...

I came back because I felt it would be healthy for me to began to record my days and study notes in the form of writing (with the accompaniment of images when necessary).  I've been doing thorough studies on animation as of recently, and I thought how selfish it would be of me to just keep my findings to myself.  So I decided it was time to revisit my old blogger account and give the site another go.  Aside from just simply studying, I've been forcing myself to get out of the house more and off of my computer to really explore and enjoy the nature around me.  I'll be getting a wonderful camera soon, so I'll be able to record parts of my surroundings in here as well.

To those readers who happen to come across my blog, and happen to enjoy it, thank you for reading, and I look forward to providing you with more content in the near future.