11 Best Animation Drawing Resources

If you want to learn to draw, draw better to become a better animator or improve your drawing skills overall... These are the 11 Best Animation Drawing Resources - IMHO ~ Angie


11. Ryan Woodward Drawing For Animation

This guy really understands how to create a moving drawing.

Ryan Woodward, 2012 SoDak Animation Festival from SoDak Animation on Vimeo.


10. The Art of Aaron Blaise

Lots of cheap tutorials.   Aaron specializes in creatures.


9. John K Animation School Lessons

...a wealth of information from John Kricfalusi


8. Tom Bancroft Blog

I worked for Tom's twin brother Tony on Stuart Little 2 many years ago and these guys are both full of experience and information.

Tom has released several books to help artists get better at drawing for animation. Tom's daily drawings on his blog feed are fun. He also has a podcast with his brother Tony you can check out here.

In addition, he has a bunch of lessons on youtube.


7.  Gesture Drawing Tutorial By Prem Sai

This is a terrific explanation of line of action in a gesture drawing.

 


6. Karl Gnass - Spirit of the Pose

I studied with Karl Gnass when I worked at Sony.  He is AMAZING.  He truly understands anatomy and movement and can explain it where you begin to draw better in minutes. His blog is mostly announcements about his classes. 

You can also google his name and find plenty of his past student's posts with content from classes like this.

His youtube channel is a tremendous resource.


5. Proko - Stan Prokopenko - How to Draw

Stan has provided an insane amount of free content in videos on youtube.

and... more.


4. Draw the Looney Tunes Book 

This book can be hard to find. I swear by it.  Concentrated effort of training in a beautiful book.



3.  James Gomes Cabral Tutorials

Gorgeous drawings with informative tutorials.


2. Drawing Force - Mike Matessi

Mike also has forums you can join, private mentor ships, books, and more.


1. The Youssef Drawing Syllabus - Movement & Form

Ok, this is not really a website, but I highly recommend this book to improve your drawings skills. Her twitter account is also pretty informative


Tomorrow Animated Short Film - Cycles

https://vimeo.com/228698424

https://badstache.com/

Story

"Tomorrow" is a 14 minute 3D animated short film currently in production at BadStache Studio, about a ten years old thief and a stray dog. The boy steals from an antique shop every day, until one day...

"We wanted to tell a story with a deeper concept and explore the ambiguity of human morality while keeping the audiences enganged."

-Aryasb Feiz, Director

Animation/Cloth test for one of the characters from Tomorrow short film. For more artwork visit http://www.Badstache.com

Animation by Farzad Nojoumi
Cloth by Aryasb Feiz
Groom by Payam Memar

Dog Animation Test from Badstache Animation Studio on Vimeo.

 

Animation/Fur test for one of the characters from Tomorrow short film. For more artwork visit http://www.Badstache.com

Animation by Aryasb Feiz
Fur by Payam Memar


Duality Redux | Slow Motion Cats Phantom Camera Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBm153A8kS8

A study in duality, a domestic cat and a jungle cat embody the civilized and the wild.

Great reference for animators.