Saschka Unseld, has created a kind of digital advent calender with a daily dose of behind the scenes content for his short film, “The Blue Umbrella.” Click the image below to check it out.
Museum Quality Hand-Painted Art Reproductions of Masterpieces:
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Regarded my some as the best instructor at iAnimate.net, Ken Fountain, has branched off with his own tutorial site: SplatFrog.com. I recently watched all these lectures. This is some of the best value for animation education on the internet. Stop by and pick up these videos now!
If you’re not already following Mattias’ blog, here’s a good reason to start:
John Celestri tipped me off to his new blog. He said, “I’ve been a professional animator since 1974, so I’m old school.” I couldn’t have said it better than that. Check out his new blog for lots of advice and goodies for the hand drawn purist in you.
Brad Silby informs us of a new blog, Anim Dailies, which he’s put together with a group of professional animators. It’s designed to simulate animation dailies, a daily stop on the schedule of every production where artists get feedback from their supervisors. It’s a welcome addition to the animation blogsphere, and a great opportunity for aspiring animators that can’t afford programs like Animation Mentor to get professional feedback on their work and progress a little faster than normal. There’s a few reviews up already, and Brad says more will follow in the next few days. Check it out.
Pixar artists receive feedback from Lee Unkrich at animation dailies on Toy Story 3.
The Drawing Script is a great site for brushing up on your gesture sketching. It’s a fully automated and scalable gallery of models of all shapes and sizes in a variety of action poses. There’s even big cats too! I just finished re-reading the first volume of Drawn to Life, so this find is great timing for me as I don’t have a lot of extra time to travel the hour it takes to get to the nearest gesture classes. Here some samples: