With the new topic on perspective, here's an old drafted animation that might be interesting which projects a cube.
Aside from projecting half circles for timing/spacing, normal drafting methods were used.Warning, it has a pretty big size (3750x2124).
Anyways time for an infodump on perspective.
Thomas Romain has been releasing some tutorials throughout last year.
He's an artist who works really well, creating backgrounds in animation.
The tutorials are related to animation but applicable anywhere since perspective is dealt with.
I compiled the "original" high resolution images myself a while ago since the others I find are with lower quality images.Thomas Romain's Tutorials (High Resolution)
I like to refer to this resource
when I forget basic parts of drafting.
Though before drafting, I would recommend this book for beginners especially: "Perspective Made Easy" by Ernest Norling
It's very good at teaching how basic perspective works and copies can be found in libraries.
Quickly available by Googling for it.
"Successful Drawing" by Andrew Loomis is a great book on perspective too.
Contains good information on other aspects of drawing as well.
Quickly available by Googling for it.
For advanced understanding of perspective This website
is absolutely awesome.
One of the most comprehensive resources on perspective I've used which I think rivals/surpasses textbooks.
It is difficult to navigate and to understand but will teach a lot.
Also I've spent a good amount of time on perspective.
If there are any questions from anyone on it ask away.
I should be able to answer with a good explanation.
I'm suppose to know this stuff really well.
Lastly, I remembered I wrote some other old stuff in an old animation thread.
Nice general discussion inside
If it's too much TL;DR then here's the copied old list with nice animation:
fiftyeightsqq wrote:Yozakura Quartet (Not the first adaptation)
I watched this somewhat recently and found consistent top notch animation every single episode.
Animation steps it up more during action and includes very large scale fights with characters moving all around in space.
Surprised me many times in the quality of the sound direction too.
Animators appear to have lots of freedom and episodes seem pretty experimental sometimes.
Different episodes might go in different directions with the animation.Little Witch Academia
Produced by Trigger for the Anime Mirai to train animators under the direction of Yoh Yoshinari himself.
All cuts needed approval by him before passing and it feels like an entire movie despite being half an hour.
There's a "making of" documentary available as well for those interested.
I'm looking forward to LWA2.Love Lab
Some episodes had all the right animators working together.
Character acting is probably above average for seasonal anime.Yuru Yuri
Many of the same animators as Love Lab.Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
Some of the same team as Love Lab and Yuru Yuri.
I personally have the impression on level of animation that it's: Love Lab > Mikakunin > Yuru Yuri.
Though difference is probably marginal since I think they share some animators.Nichijou
Humor for absurd situations means absurd animation.
The animation can go through super duper great lengths and literally out of the world to match the skit.
There's not really anything like it.Hyouka
As a seasonal anime, it comes as a surprise how great the art of the setting is.
Probably a bit more "static" in terms of the type of animation since most is character interaction.
Closer description might be that the characters will move around where they are.
But they won't move around much to where they aren't, if that makes sense.
Though when characters do move around to where they aren't, it can be pretty outstanding.Birdy the Mighty
If I recall correctly from the time I watched it, this series had many really good cuts for the fights.Shirobako
This one is a bit of an exception, it doesn't have that great animation but has much information.
It is legitimately an anime about making anime and it is amazing how detailed the coverage is.
Most plot synopsis don't seem to do justice for what the anime actually is and I think they kind of give a different impression.Jin-roh
Directed by Hiroyuki Okiura with strong ability to animate so close to realism, he's mistaken for rotoscoping by some.
If you've watched a certain Cowboy Bebop opening
, it's similar quality for the entire movie.Akira
Usual mention for greatly animated films.Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition
An ongoing thing where shorts with some interesting animation are released, some of which feature 3D animation.Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Great animation which was worked on by Richard Williams, the man who wrote The Animator's Survival Guide.
The animation and the live action blend together so naturally.
I remember being extremely amazed at the animation in Toontown the first time I watched the movie.All Ghibli Movies
I think they are kind of similar to Disney in a way.All Disney 2D animated movies
Likely to be the pinnacle of all theatrical animation (at least currently).
My favourite happens to be 101 Dalmatians.Pretty much all "older" cartoons
The "older" cartoons seem to have a certain knack to them that isn't found as much any more.
They are pretty much the demonstration and embodiment of Disney's 12 Basic Principals of Animation.
Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, Chip n' Dale, etc.
For my stuff, first image is mostly accumulated figures from Posemaniacs.
I've neglected gestures too much while learning other stuff.
Can't put it off much longer so it's Michael Hampton's book and some others once again.
Second image is experimenting how to work with drapery and inituition of it.
Here's a nice resource I recommend: "Drawing Drapery from Head to Toe" by Cliff Young
Quickly available with Google too.
I definitely need to delve into the subject again sometime since there is a lot to figure out.
Last thing I did was trying to construct a pseudo diaper fold by jamming cone-like forms into each other.
I think I'll move most practice to traditional to match everyone from this point on.
Been meaning to do it for sometime now since I've pretty much only drawn on my trusty old Bamboo Wacom.
@werkop - Thanks, I'll try to be a good member. When I heard about LWA2 I was the exact opposite and backed the kickstarter hehehe. I don't even have anything that can play Blu-ray discs but I got nice artbooks and a good frame with Akko, Sucy, and Lotte all in one.
When I first got it, I couldn't believe it was real pencil and gel pen because of how smoothly drawn it was. In my disbelief I took out the frame and checked by rubbing the A6 on the upper-right corner just to see. Feels bad because now the A is forever smudged. Haven't watched Cencoroll though I guess I will now. I might have come across information about it once, though I'm surprised I haven't heard much about it. If you watched Love Lab, I guess you've watched Yuru Yuri and Mikakunin on my list up above then.
Likewise interesting, I don't think I've actually done ellipses focusing on the major/minor axis rotating. It seems to be connecting with some thoughts I have about perspective space somehow as well. Thanks for the info, opens up some things for me to think about too. Might be the positive space to my negative space.
@OrcaNinjas - No problem, I just consider the shapes another way for the mind to check accuracy. It's more like thinking, "The shape of this negative space should end up bigger/smaller/same size as that shape because of perspective" while drawing an ellipse. I've drawn boxes/ellipses for a fairly long time thinking of different things (and still do) before considering negative space so the pencil mileage probably can't be avoided. As you continue, consider for extra practice sneaking simple objects in the room around you into some boxes while making use of ellipses when you need to.
@devilbun666 - Hi Hsu! Loomis is definitely awesome and I've got a copy of "Successful Drawing" right next to me. I actually didn't know his books have been translated into CN but I'm not surprised. Interestingly, I've seen a few pages of the JP translated version of "Figure Drawing for All it's Worth" before and found minor differences like usage of the metric system instead of imperial for measurements. I'm guessing it's the same for the CN ones.