A few of my caricatures from the Annual April Fool’s Caricature show at Disney Animation.
More meetings and patiently waiting scribblings.
Visual Development from 101 Dalmations
Glen Keane’s 7 Animation Essentials
1. Make a Positive Statement
- Do not be ambiguous in your approach.
- Thumbnail until you have that clear approach and conviction.
- Be bold and decisive.
2. Animate From the Heart
- Feel your drawings.
- Let your action be an extension of how you believe the character feels.
- Put yourself in the place of the character your animating- associate.
3. Make Expressions and Attitudes Real and Living
- Focus on the eyes and eyebrows, mouth and cheeks.
- Always lead with the eyes.
- Be sure the eyes are solid and placed securely in the head.
- Study your own attitudes. Ask yourself, “Does this drawing feel the way my face feels?”
4. Draw As If You Were Sculpting
- Describe the forms in dimension.
- Understand the character design in 3D.
5. Animate the Forces
- Allow the momentum of and already animated movement to suggest the next drawing.
- Draw the leading edge of forces.
6. Visualize and Feel Dialogue
- Be sure you are truly capturing the inflection, volume and tone of the dialog with proper mouth shapes.
- What is the essence of your scene, your action, your expression — what is indispensable in communicating your thought?
♫ If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will. ♫
Make every day magical.
Selected sketches from the “Anna hires Kristoff” sequence in Frozen. Better know as “Reindeers Are Better than People”. This was one the first sequences to go into production. More to come in the next few weeks!
Photo of the amazing cupcakes at the Disney Animation Studio Oscar party and yes they are completely edible.
Disney Animation Studio Oscar party! Amazing cupcakes!