Study of James Baxter’s Animation

The artist will not let me embed the video but here is a link https://vimeo.com/196690839

and here is another one https://vimeo.com/196822685


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


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.


17 minute animation process with Richard Lico

https://vimeo.com/228533937

Richard demonstrates what its like to animate Quill, the mousy hero from Moss. He gives her a quick look around animation, as you get to see some of the basics behind the Maya tools workflow.

More about the Moss game here


Direct Registering Cat Gait

https://i.imgur.com/iG5fcSn.gifv

Cats are capable of walking very precisely because, like all felines, they directly register; that is, they place each hind paw (almost) directly in the print of the corresponding fore paw, minimizing noise and visible tracks. This also provides sure footing for their hind paws when they navigate rough terrain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat


Animal Gaits for Animators

https://vimeo.com/215637283


Ducktales teaser - Frame by frame animation analysis

I love the way this guy says cushion.  Also, great action analysis.


The Artistry Of 'Samurai Jack'

If you were watching Cartoon Network in the late '90s and early 2000s, you probably have Genndy Tartakovsky to thank for some of your favorite cartoons.

But one of his cartoons stands above the rest as a visual and animated masterpiece — "Samurai Jack." With it's unique drawing style, distinct minimalist feel, and perfectly choreographed action sequences "Samurai Jack" has gone down as a seminal work in cartoon history.

Never having received the ending it deserved, "Samurai Jack" is finally returning to Adult Swim this weekend to finish the epic animated tale started way back in 2001.


Sword and the Stone Shot Analysis by James Chiang

Sword and the Stone Shot Analysis by James Chiang

http://www.animatedspirit.com/shot-analysis-sword-in-the-stone/


Rodney Mullen Debuts New Tricks, Captured in 360 Degrees | Vogue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3tDvMG87Ro

Beautiful Reference and motion studies – Look at the weight absorbed at his knees!