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sancyr
11-19-2004, 11:50 PM
I've found myself interested in exploring animation. Specifically hand-drawn traditional animation. Anyone have any good leads online or books you can point me to? Many online forums are more fan forums, and not artists forums. And many more forums are for computer rendered animation. I would appreciate any info you can pass on. Thanks!

Sara

dcorc
11-19-2004, 11:59 PM
I can strongly recommend all three of these:

Richard Williams
The Animator's Survival Kit
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0571202284/qid=1100926492/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/002-5898202-6801623?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas
The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0786860707/qid=1100926602/sr=2-1/ref=pd_ka_b_2_1/002-5898202-6801623

Preston Blair
Cartoon Animation
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1560100842/qid=1100926602/sr=2-3/ref=pd_ka_b_2_3/002-5898202-6801623

Dave

sancyr
11-20-2004, 10:32 AM
Ah, excellent. Thanks Dave. I found all of these on Amazon prior to my first post, but it's great to get a personal endorsement. Anyone know of any forums for traditional animation online?

Sara

dcorc
11-20-2004, 11:03 AM
Not sure of anywhere for traditional specifically, but there's www.awn.com as a general animation resource...

and

(although its members are mainly into CGI) there's the "10 second club" www.10secondclub.org where traditional animation is also very welcome - they run a monthly competition to character-animate to 10 seconds of dialogue - I've entered occasionally myself, though not recently - though most of the entries are 3D-CGI, the emphasis is strongly on traditional issues of squash and stretch, anticipation, pose, timing, etc

Dave

sancyr
11-20-2004, 08:05 PM
Thanks again, Dave. I'll check this site out.

Sara