Sunday, January 27, 2008

First Steps For Ross - Basic Construction

This blog is getting so big now and so full of every level of cartooning concepts that it might be hard for students to find some of the basic lessons.

Here are what I think are the most important first tools of cartoon drawing. Constructing the body and the head. Without understanding these, almost every other artistic concept will be vague and mysterious. You can't really understand any of this stuff just by reading it. You have to actually do it, and do it a lot. Practice and self-criticism will help ram the understanding into your head for good.

Whether you want to do animation, inbetweening, story, storyboards, layout or almost any other aspect of cartooning for animation, the key to all those concepts starts right here: