Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Alice studies

Just thought I would post one of my afternoon studies. I just got "Alice in Wonderland". My favorite disney artists are Ward Kimball and Fred Moore. I love how everything is flowing, rhythmic, and appealing. There were other artist who were better animators, and even better draftsmen, but I don't think any of them had the appeal that Fred and Ward had.

8 comments:

  1. Hey Rad - thanks so much for your blog! I have started doing some very similar studies in the last few months as even though I have been working in the animation industry for a while - drawing is fun, but a very tough struggle to get what I want down on paper.
    So I have been studying the Andrew Loomis books for the last 4 months and re-learning what I though I had learnt (but hadn't!!)

    Really like the way you break down the Disney frame grabs - this is something I am going to start to do as well.
    Thanks again for the tips and studies - always a pleasure to see someone else going through the same things and pushing their work further.
    Speak soon!
    Michael

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  2. Hi Rad, how are you?


    I have a trouble that frustrated me a lot.

    I don't have much difficulty to copy disney, pixar or other animation cartoons (of course it doesn't perfect, but is good), but when I sit in someplace with my book and want think in something to draw I can't think in nothing and the draws are really bad.


    When I create a story for a comic it's easier, but nothing compared to the copies.



    It's normal? I only need copy more drawing and one day I can create something from my mind?



    Thanks for the help and sorry for the bad english!

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  3. Gustavo: The short answer is that you have to study and draw every day for about 8 hours a day for about 5 years before it starts to get a little easier. You have to put in the time and not just draw random stuff, but actually actively study, find classes to take etc.

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  4. Hey Rad!!! great to meet you and what a cool blog!!! love it!!

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  5. Hey Rad! Thank you so much for this aid. I have been on and off learning how to draw since about three years and just had my first "click" after applying your tips on how to draw quickly. Finally! I was worried since drawing was supposed to be fun, but it seemed more like a fight to me. Now there is hope :)

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