Cartoon Animation with Preston Blair - Learn the Techniques for Drawing and Animating Cartoon Characters

Author(s): Preston Blair

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In Cartoon Animation with Preston Blair, acclaimed cartoon animator Preston Blair shares his vast practical knowledge to explain and demonstrate the many techniques of cartoon animation. By following his lessons, you can make any character--person, animal, or object--come to life through animated movement

Animation is the process of drawing a character in successive positions to create lifelike movement. Animators bring life to their drawings, making the viewer believe that the drawings actually think and have feelings. While animators must first know how to draw, the animation process involves much more than just good drawing skills. This book teaches the knowledge and skills animators must have, including:

  • How to construct original cartoon characters by developing a character's shape, personality, features, and mannerisms

  • How to animate movements such as running, walking, dancing, posing, skipping, and more

  • How to create realistic-looking mouth movements during dialogue, as well as body movements and facial expressions while the character is speaking

  • The finer points of animating a character, including drawing key character poses and in-betweens

Full of expert advice from animation pioneer Preston Blair, and packed with helpful drawings and diagrams, Cartoon Animation with Preston Blair is a book no animation enthusiast should be without.

The Collector's Series offers a broad range of projects across a variety of mediums and genres, such as drawing, oil, acrylic, watercolor, cartooning, calligraphy, and others. This series is suitable for beginning to intermediate artists, and each title features in-depth instruction about how to work with the tools of the trade, master techniques, and use newfound skills in practical application.


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General Fields

  • : 9781633228900
  • : Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • : Walter Foster
  • : 0.585134
  • : September 2020
  • : ---length:- '29.6'width:- '22.2'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 128
  • : Paperback
  • : Preston Blair