Saturday, July 18, 2009

Eugene ZIM Zimmerman Complete Cartooning Course Reprint

ASIFA Hollywood Animation Archive's Reprint of close to a hundered years old Zim's Complete cartooning Course debuts at the San Diego Comic-Con 2009.

The famed, and extensive course on cartooning, comic arts and caricature from the early 20th century, have been beautifully digitized and reprinted by ASIFA.

This is available in two large hardback volumes containing 20 lessons in total.

Read about Zim, his works and his course at..

Details on how to obtain these books and more at...

A downloadable preview is here. (14 MB PDF)


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Willard Mullin

The essence of any drawing is the gesture. This we see emphasised over and over again. A recent printing of Walt Stanchfield's notes focuses a lot on this aspect.

Nobody could have absorbed this better and applied them in their work than sports illustrator Willard Mullin (1902-1978). His drawings are an study in gesture, action, force, energy and expression. All that goes into Animation drawing.

A nice little bio can be found here.

Mullin contributed to the Famous Artists School course. His lessons on drawing animals can be found here.

Here is a picture set on Flicr.