Tuesday Tips - SHORTHANDS
It’s crucial to find ways to draw characters clearly and fast when storyboarding. Line mileage alone can become an impossible mountain to climb if you don’t simplify the way you draw characters. Leave all details aside and find the essence of a character. Shorthands are the gesture drawings of storyboarding. Specific characters have specific attributes that make them stand out. Sometimes it’s just the way they stand. Sometimes their hairstyle is unconventional. Find what’s key about a character and get rid of what’s common.
Check out a new clip from The Penguins of Madagascar movie, debuted during the DreamWorks Animation panel at Comic-Con!
This brings back good memory of working on the tv show. Still the same fun humour.
Walt Disney Animation Studios | 1937 - 2014
After seeing this post, I decided to make this. The “Experimental” era is usually referred to as Post-Renaissance. I imagine the Revival is going to continue through this decade. 2015 and beyond films listed are: (left to right) Zootopia, Giants, and Moana.
If you want to read more about each era and how they got their names, click here.
I was gonna ask why most of those films in the Dark Age are in there. Then it was clarified that the period of time saw a lot of the animators leave Disney, causing low morale for the studio.
These are some valid points. Why in the world is Nickelodeon trying so hard to make Korra fail? Like they show re-runs of ATLAB all the time and then act if as LOK doesn’t exist until its time for a new episode. It’s so weird.
Working on filling out an expression sheet for a character. I’ve always wanted to try one of these things but I kept forgetting. Hopefully I can come up with some really great faces cause most of this sheet’s categories are pretty good.
Yup, today is full of bad animation news. First Ghibli and now this… why Nick, WHYYYY
Studio Ghibli’s latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by 41-year-old Hiromasa Yonebayashi opened in Japan with 461 screens on July 19 and earned a very disappointing 379,000,000 yen (about US$3,734,000) with 285,200 ticket sales in its first weekend. It took third place in the weekend box office following Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction in 1st and Maleficent in 2nd. The result was only 42% of his first feature film The Secret World of Arrietty, which made about 900,000,000 yen with 680,000 tickets in its opening weekend on July 17-18, 2010, in 447 screens.
For the past couple of weeks, it has been strongly rumored that Toshio Suzuki, Ghibli’s producer and co-founder, is now seriously considering the closure of the anime production division of the internationally acclaimed studio, after the retirement of his long-time colleague Hayao Miyazaki. In the latest episode of his “Ghibli Asemamire” podcast posted on June 27 before the release of the film, he actually said that the future of Ghibli depended on the results (both box office and critics) of When Marnie Was There.