Assignments in drawing and animation were designed to strengthen observational skills and create opportunities for exploring different approaches to the representation of animals in animation.
Resources for students:
Below are various items that you might find useful as you’re working on your drawing, animation and Animal Book assignments for this quarter.
Jungle Book pencil tests: These are sequences on the Living Lines Library blog that were animated by Milt Kahl, one of the animation directors on The Jungle Book. Pencil tests are animated sequences in-progress, before being inked and painted. As a result, they can reveal a lot about how the animation was done. Of special interest on this page is a series of keyframes of part of King Louis’ dance.
Eadweard Muybridge animal locomotion photography: These sequences, shot in the late 19th century, are still a primary source for artists learning how to animate animal motion.
Julia Potts: Her film “My First Crush” animates animal characters to audio interviews about different people’s first loves. Is this anthropomorphism or zoomorphism?
Animal Farm characters: Model sheets and sketches for a few of the Animal Farm characters.