Sketching for Animation - Developing Ideas, Characters and Layouts in Your Sketchbook

Author(s): Peter Parr (Arts University Bournemouth)

Fine Arts

Drawing and sketching are central to the art of animation and can be crucial tools in designing and developing original stories, characters and layouts. Sketching for Animation offers a wealth of examples, exercises and tips from an army of professional animators to help you develop essential sketching, technical drawing and ideation techniques. With interviews and in-depth case studies from some of today's leading animators, including Bill Plympton, Glen Keane, Tori Davis and John Canemaker, this is a unique guide to turning your sketchbook - the world's cheapest, most portable pre-visualisation tool - into your own personal animation armory.


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Using beautiful imagery, detailed case studies and in-depth interviews with 30 professional animators, Sketching for Animation explores a wide range of drawing styles and techniques to help students develop their sketching skills.

Peter Parr, Reader in Animation (Rtd) and MA Supervisor for The Arts University at Bournemouth (AUB), UK.

Introduction Part One: Drawing and Sketching Techniques 1. Using Simple Shapes 2. Put it in Perspective 3. Drawing Figures and Animals 4. Drawing the 'scapes: land, town and sea 5. Capturing Movement Part Two: Design and Development 6. Developing Ideas 7. Character Development 8. Layout and Background Design Glossary Bibliography Index

General Fields

  • : 9781474221443
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic
  • : March 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Parr (Arts University Bournemouth)
  • : Paperback
  • : 352