Saturday, February 07, 2009

1,000 posts and 7 Million Hits

Here's another good construction drawing - by Zoe
Tomorrow I'll do a post continuing the Disney Principles. This one about "anticipations". Also to clean up rough poses and learn through apprenticeship.

In the meantime, I'd like to thank the latest contributors.

Sandy Weber

Nicolas Martinez

Adam McMahon

If I have forgotten anyone, let me know!

I hope you are getting your money's worth!


Kali Fontecchio said...

Yay for me for pointing it out!

oppo said...
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JohnK said...

If you aren't getting anything out of the lessons and history, then it doesn't accomplish anything.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, John. You will always have a place in my.... RSS reader. You rock!

Christine Gerardi said...

Congrats, John! I would donate, but I don't have money!

Trevor Thompson said...

Zoe is awesome!! Go Zoe!!! ( and thanks a billion for being so sweet and giving me so much good advice!! )

Hey, if you can look, I did the last cover you suggested. I still have a ways to go, but I think you'll see I'm trying and not cheating.

Thanks John!!

- trevor.

Trev's Latest Construction Lesson

PS: I've only donated once, and I'm definitely getting my money's worth. I will donate more when I get my tax refund. Sweardagawd.

Anonymous said...

Does this also go to the new George Liquor Program?

JohnK said...

It would take a lot of donations to fund a cartoon. Not that many people donate.
It's just a sign of appreciation for the work that goes into this blog.

Yeah, it'd be great if 100,000 people made a donation. Then I could make cartoons and hire other cartoonists without a network to ruin everything.

Nicolas Martinez said...

A blog with this much cartoon info is very much worth donating to. Keep up the good work and congratulations on 7,000,000!

Anonymous said...

You need to draft an arsenal of slave cartoonists, John. That might cut down costs!

Is it slavery if I volunteer to work for free?

drawingtherightway said...

When I first stumbled upon your blog and saw that you recommended the Preston Blair animation 1 book I went out and got it. It is a very good book and has helped out alot even though I haven't had alot of time to practice.
One thing that I find odd about the book is that there is no mention of how to do the proportions of the character. I know from reading your blog and other online sources that you use a "heads tall" method. I saw some scans online of Blair's animation book with the elephant on the cover and it had the "heads tall" method in it along with alot of the same images that animation 1 had plus a ton of new stuff in it.

I remember someone asked you about this book, but you said it wasn't as good. I was just wondering the reasoning why. Did Blair put bad advice in it, or was it just alot of unimportant information? Oh and one more thing: what about that animation 2 book? Is that any good?

Nicol3 said...

7 Million, eh? John's got himself a little mini China developing! Viva la revolucartoon!

Whenever I get a little extra Paypal money, I'll donate it lickety split!

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Gabriele_Gabba said...

John there's gotta be a way to do a cartoon. Have you ever thought of using online talent as a resource? I'd love to know how much a typical cartoon would cost too.

Brendan Body said...

You forgot me!

Don't worry though, you don't need to post my name, the inspiring images and advice is enough. Btw, I've just bought a lightbox, I'll post some animation soon.

JohnK said...

Hi Brendan
I just added you to the new post. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

"I'd love to know how much a typical cartoon would cost too."


Constantine said...

This post seems so elementary, and yet I probably never would have thought about doing 'anticipatory' poses - great post!

Could you answer this question please John? - I've found that I'm far better at realistic rendering then cartoon drawings? Are the skills transferable if I start doing the exercises on your blog?

Thanks for all the advice you're giving everyone, let's hope it makes a difference to animation.

Brendan Body said...

Thank you, that's very kind.