Drawing for Animation

This class will address the unique principles of drawing: the way animated drawings become performance in motion. We will look at model sheets and character development for animated characters which are believable, read clearly, and are constructed with acting and action in mind. Life drawing and conceptual drawing will focus on finding through-lines and silhouette; and drawings that express action and storytelling with clarity. Digital pencil tests will be used to evaluate motion, timing, composition, extremes and in-betweens. Emphasis will be on developing clear drawings which support visual storytelling.