The Man from E.G.G.

A place to put my time-wasting doodles, based upon the exercises outlined in the "How To Draw Animated Cartoons" book by Preston Blair.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What's My Line? Of Action, That Is.

I still don't "get" this line of action concept. I keep thinking that the line somehow defines the exact locus of the character. That it somehow is supposed to perfectly bisect the cat while at the same time perfectly show the action. This obviously isn't the case, so I'm just going to struggle with the exercises until I either understand it or loose interest.

Here is an example of one cat punching another cat. I don't mean to second-guess Mr. Blair, but the "punching cat" looks more like he's reaching for a door knob than inflicting pain on the "punchee cat." As you can see, I am making no attempt to draw finished characters; I'm just trying to get this action thing down.

Note: I have added "Gabe's Cartooning Blog" to the students' link section. Let's give it up for "Mcnuggetinator!"


At Wed Aug 16, 07:19:00 AM 2006, Blogger Mcnuggetinator said...

I'd really suggest for you to draw in the details and finish it up since when you draw the line of action the details sorta go with it. When I did that drawing you did thats when I figured it out.

At Wed Aug 16, 08:37:00 AM 2006, Blogger Craig D said...

Okey-Dokey, McN, thanks for the suggestion!

I'll work at finishing off the details on this and subsequent drawings. I may yet continue to post the "raw" constructions followed by the "clean-ups" afterward.

(This comment was deleted & re-posted to correct a hideous spelling error. There are probably others...)

At Thu Aug 17, 05:02:00 PM 2006, Blogger Kevin Langley said...

Great job, I like that you posted the raw construction.

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