Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Learn to Draw Cartoons - Introduction

This book is from the 1950's and is an outstanding cartoon course. It is in the public domain so I'll share it with you. This is the opening page and shows you some of what you will learn about drawing cartoon faces.

Bookmark this page. I'll add excerpts from time to time from the book. The book is long and wordy so I'll only pass on the meat of the lessons. One of the words of advice from the book says to keep it simple.

Try to sketch some of these faces.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Marvel Family Comic Book

I came across this comic at ComicBookPlus. Captain Marvel is still somewhat popular but I confess I don't know much about him except that there were numerous versions of him.

In this comic three kids actually get changed to the Marvel Family when two of the kids say "Shazam" and one says the name of his hero, Captain Marvel He is the one who becomes Captain Marvel.

They all fly. I keep saying Shazam and Captain Marvel but nothing is happening.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Fantasmagorie - First Animated Cartoon

Fantasmagorie is a French animation film created by Émile Cohl  in 1908. It is considered to be the first animated cartoon. 

The movie runs right around a minute and twenty seconds. He used paper drawings so had to draw approximately 700 pictures. It looks like a chalk drawing but is kinda cool if you think about when it was made. I have a link to it if you'd like to watch.


Sunday, April 8, 2018

3D Animation - Good, Bad, Ugly Parody

I use a 3d animation program called Muvizu to create some fun and entertaining 3D animations.

I'm a Clint Eastwood fan and especially like his westerns. So I did a parody of his The Good, Bad & Ugly movie.

I hope you enjoy it.

 I'll put some more 3d animations here in the future.