Saturday, April 30, 2011

How To Animate Quadrupeds: Jason Ryan

Jason Ryan has just released a new 6 part series of downloadable webinars titled The Four Legged Series.

Jason Ryan:

"What I wanted to do in this series is cover how I approach animating four legged actions from concept to completion.  Just like my Tutorials at, I start from scratch and animate each action in 2D for every single frame.  So whether you are doing your shots in 2D, CG or Stop-Motion you will be able to follow along from the Blocking stage all the way through to adding overlap on tails and ears.  I want to keep the price really low so that everyone can afford them.  On Jasonryananimation each tutorial ranges from $40 to $100 each.  For this series I am giving you all six tutorials together in one download for just $39.99."

I haven't had a chance to look at these yet but I've seen how Jason approaches quadrupeds from a few earlier jrawebinars and it is truly an easy to grasp workflow.

Have a look! Great Price!


Daniel Greaves: Manipulation (1992)

Animation: Daniel Greaves

Rio (2011) - Storyboards

© Blue Sky Studios © 20th Century Fox

by Nicola Lemay

The SPA Studios

Winsor McCay: Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

Animation: Winsor McCay

On Ice (1935)

Paul Allen, Art Babbitt, Johnny Cannon, Norman Ferguson, Milt Kahl, Eric Larson,
John McManus, Webb Smith, Fred Spencer, Don Towsley & Marvin Woodward

Marcell Jankovics: Sysiphus (1974)

Animation: Marcell Jankovics

On the E-Train


I love big hair.

BIG thanks to everyone who follows this blog. I really appreciate it.  Leave a link to yours so I can see your work too!  I still marvel at how easy it is to find out about new artists now.

And if you haven't yet, do yourself a favor check out my good buddy , Joe's blog.  That guy is so awesome.  We are making a book of all of this stuff this year!

Day & Night (2010) - Pencil Tests

The Black Cauldron (1985) - Pencil Tests

(Deleted Sequence)

The Sword in the Stone (1963) - Pencil Tests

Animation by Frank Thomas

Animation by Milt Kahl & Frank Thomas

Source: Deja View
Animation by Milt Kahl

Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) - Pencil Tets

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Megamind (2010) - Menu

Megamind (2010) - Concept Art, Menu

Megamind (2010) - Concept Art, Props

© DreamWorks Animation

Early Brainbots by Paul Sullivan
By Paul Sullivan too

Singular Girlbot
By Andy Bialk
By Paul Sullivan too
By Chin Ko

By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too
By Chin Ko too

By Sunil Pant
By Sunil Pant too
By Sunil Pant too
By Goro Fujita
By Goro Fujita too
By Travis Koller
By Travis Koller too
By Goro Fujita too
By Goro Fujita too
By Paul Sullivan too
By Paul Sullivan too

Sources: Work of Alex Hagelis, Travis Koller's Blog, Sunil Pant's Blog & Sunil Pant: 3D Visual Development Artist, Paul Sullivan's Blog, Chin Ko's Works & deviantART