Preston Blair Advanced Animation First Edition - Download as PDF File . pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Preston Blair Advanced Animation First. Your Brain on Food How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings Gary L. Wenk, PhD Departments of Psychology and Neur. Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair. Pages·· MB·7, Downloads. is the starting point to a world of exciting cartoon animation. Learn & Enjoy.
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Preston Dior, Correo Director, pe o tie fee oriists of Karniokom. Naves the BUILD THE CARTOON UP FROM A ROUGH EMELETON -- CANT EXPRET TO GET. Preston Blair, Cartoon Director, is one of the fine artists of Animation. excellent cartoon characters to appear in this book, among them Tom and Jerry that. The First & Second Edition Revisions The next few pages illustrate the revisions to several illustrations between the first and second editions of the book.
Can you guess what the basic shape of the ears looks like without the details? It is not public domain. Zalgren on February 11, Animation Resource's Director, Stephen Worth can be reached at Animation historian, Jerry Beck, whose excellent blog Cartoon Brew is in the bookmarks of just about everyone in the animation business, has been hunting for a first edition of Blair's landmark book for many years. The generic characters are constructed the same way so the purpose of the book --to teach drawing animated characters-- remains fulfilled , its just that the original art is so much better, even though there is more detail in the newer characters.
As you may have already noticed, the examples provided in these lessons are drawn in an old fashioned funny animal style. You may have no interest in learing to draw in this style.
We understand completely that you might want to work in a more contemporary style of drawing, and we encourage that. The principle advantage of learning using these particular designs is their simplicity. Lesson O: In this lesson you are learning volumetric construction, hierarchy of forms, and proportions.
This exercise is a qualifying round. Start with the largest shapes first, and work your way down to the details. Next add the guidelines on the sphere following the curvature of the sphere vertically. The guide lines will help you visualize the head as a volume, not a flat shape on your paper. They will also help you judge the proportions so your features fall in the same place on the sphere each time.
Now wrap a guideline around the form horizontally. You have created a volumetric sphere. When the basic volume of the head is clearly defined, you can move on to the secondary forms. Attach the muzzle to the sphere. The muzzle is volumetric and wraps around the surface of the sphere. When you have constructed the muzzle properly, you can begin to wrap the eyes around the form.
Use the guide lines as an aid to turn the eyes around the shape. The eyebrows do as well. Even the small bits of fur are anchored to the main shape of the ear.
Can you guess what the basic shape of the ears looks like without the details? Nothing is floating in space. It all wraps around the form. You design the basic rough pass of the movement using just the primary shapes.
Accuracy is also important in animation. If your drawings fluctuate from drawing to drawing, your animation will shimmer and shake. In order to get your drawings to flow from one to the next, you have to have complete control. Draw it many times. Strive to do better each time.
With each attempt the process will be ingrained deeper and deeper into your mind. Get to work! Email all this to the course instructor JoJo Baptista at…. Preston Blair was one of the finest draftsmen to have ever worked in the field of animation.
His book, titled simply "Animation" crystalized the basic principles of cartoon animation, and profoundly influenced a whole generation of young animators. He passed away in When Blair put the book together in , he used the characters he had animated at Disney and MGM to illustrate the various basic principles of animation. Apparently, the rights to use some of the characters were revoked after the book was already in the stores.
Publication was halted for a time, and he was forced to redraw most of the MGM characters, replacing them with generic characters of his own design. The revised edition went on to become a classic, and the first edition was forgotten. You can order the revised edition through this Amazon link , or you should be able to find it at your local art store. Below is a link to a PDF of the rare first edition we will be using for our examples in this course. This PDF is set up so you can take it to your local copy shop and have them print it out on 11 x 17 paper.
You should have a paper copy of the book to work with. Make your own PDF but keep it off the web. I highly recommend digging around the site, as there are character sheets for hundreds of characters, sketch pages by tons of highly talented and creative artists spanning the history of animation and lots of information on specific animated films and shorts from the past.
They are one of my more frequent online stops: On the site they compare the original version of the book with the reprint he was forced to make After MGM changed their minds about letting him use their characters in his book. Like posters on the site, I agree that the original art was more alive. The original characters had more 'character'.
The generic characters are constructed the same way so the purpose of the book --to teach drawing animated characters-- remains fulfilled , its just that the original art is so much better, even though there is more detail in the newer characters. Its like comparing the new Saturday morning cartoons vs. Something got lost along the way. So does anyone know where to get a copy of the revised book?
Can't find it on Amazon right now Preston Blair also has a concise book of around 32 pages, the one which has basics of drawing characters. Can somebody let me know where can I get that from??? To add a profile picture to your message, register your email address with Gravatar.
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Part One Part Two Book. Nice to see the very first edition: Hoxolotl on February 11, Thanks Bart! AnyMation on February 11, Preston was a genius.
Zalgren on February 11, Len on February 11, Very cool. We stand on the shoulders of giants. Ryan Malm on February 11, Bmud on February 11, I read this when I was a little kid in the elementary school library. P Reply. Virgilio Vasconcelos on February 11, This is really cool!
Thanks for sharing! Dave Weese on February 11, Mike on February 11, Johan on February 11, Uh, that guy drew like sixty hand positions. Stephen Worth on February 11, Fair enough Stephen. Thanks for the rapid clarification! D Reply.