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Simplified Drawing

For Planning Animation

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Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation is packed with information about drawing the human form in a simplified way, for animators, illustrators, character designers and comic artists. It emphasizes simplified structure, balance and posing with sequential images. This book is used by animators at ILM, Walt Disney, Blue Sky, EA and many more. It has been required text at animation schools since 1999. This is an updated version with more character design information and animated examples from planning notes. It is a must-have book for animators and artists in all fields, perfect for experienced artists and beginners.

Wayne Gilbert has animated and directed on shows ranging from Care Bears to Star Wars and The Mummy II, 7 television specials, Clio award winning commercials, video games and created 5 animated short films. This book is the foundation of a professional development program created while at ILM. 

*’s fantastic.
*...have read it several times and it’s been a tremendous help to my animation career.
*It’s made me think hard about my animation before I lay eyes on my computer.
*...I wish I had it when I was in school.
*...your spine connection via the flat twisted plane made my day...that is awesome.

What's New in Version 1.1

page number corrected to 94 (47 double pages)


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Simplified Drawing
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
  • Category: Art & Architecture
  • Published: Mar 01, 2013
  • Publisher: Anamie Entertainment Ltd
  • Seller: Anamie Entertainment Limited
  • Print Length: 94 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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