Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pedro Vargas - The Winner

I think it's great that so many cartoonists are taking the trouble to learn how the classic animators discovered animation's fundamental skills and properties.

Anyone who does this consistently will learn fast.

Here's one test that I thought was particularly good.

Not only did Pedro figure out the timing and the flow of the animation, he made sure Bosko looked like Bosko and that his proportions and volumes stayed consistent which is what a director would normally want.

Good drawing is every bit as important as smooth movement in animation.

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Go read how he approached the assignment logically:

Good job, Pedro! Now apply some of this to your own animation! Use the beats!