Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Richard Williams at Blue Sky!

I really can't believe it happened, but it's true! Yesterday Richard Williams came to visit and do at short Q & A. I got to shake his hand, and thank him for writing The Animator's Survival Kit! As I'm sure many of you can relate, his book changed my life.

The Ice Age 3 Animation Crew with Richard Williams

That's me! and him!

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Victor Navone's Animation Thumbnails

I've been to Victor Navone's blog many times, but somehow I've missed this page, which he recently added to and posted about.

Thumbnailing ideas is a skill I'd like to develop further myself. I think video reference is good, but I feel that thumbnails can be a great way to caricature and build better composed, graphic poses. Drawing small is a big advantage, I think because it makes you think more about the pose and less about the drawing itself, but I'm still figuring that out ;)

Navone's drawing are quick and expressive, so I wanted to post and share them in case you've missed them too! I know I've benefited just by seeing how other people sketch their thumbnails.