Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cartoony Stuff


  1. Hi Sandro!
    Beautiful stuff, and very inspirational!
    If you do not mind, I'd like to ask a few questions, even though they are a little off general commenting (I couldn't find a way to contact you personally).
    Being an experienced animator (and as far as I can judge by your work and history, you are one), how would you recommend working on developing a cartoony style in drawing? I find it somewhat difficult for myself to step over the boundary of doing classical drawing and classical approaches to it, which are usually better for illustration purposes, which do not appeal to me. I enjoy gestures a lot, and have found them something I grasp with better ease then, say, texture or colors.
    My interest lies in Animation, 3D being the path I am already on (being a Character TD in the industry already), which is probably financially more viable with the current industry, but deeply loving the classical format, and hoping to keep developing that on the side. Sadly, now days it is incredibly hard to find a reasonable school that teaches seriously good traditional animation (I have looked at most of their student reels, and I honestly feel very disappointed). I feel that I can use something like Animation Mentor to my advantage to learn animation principles and lend a job in actual animation. While practicing the acting/timing/spacing etc, on the job, I plan to focus on working on drawing, at home.
    I know I approach you somewhat out of the blue, but I would deeply appreciate your thoughts on the drawing part, and maybe a few words on the approach I am thinking off, and whether you think it is a viable idea, or maybe a bad one after all. It is hard to find exceptional traditional animators these days, and getting in touch with them is even harder.

    Thank you in advance!

    P.S. Sorry for such a lengthy comment.

  2. If only television and even features would use more of these type of designs we would have better looking more fun looking cartoons.

  3. DKachkovski,

    I am preparing a new post that will answer your questions. Actually, a lot of people have the same issues and I think i should post something about it.
    It will take a few days but I will do it.
    Keep following.


  4. muito bom, bastante movimento nas massas :)