This is a great little look into how Keane thought during the animation of the little mermaid. They talk about how you forget Ariel is a animated character yet you just think of her as a real person, which i completely agree with i feel like she is real, she has the crazy curiosity of a 16 year old the stubbornness too and even though shes half fish i still think she is real. By the end of this year i would love to have created a character that when people see them moving on the screen they think that person is real. It also announces that Keane will be launching his own small studio! Hopefully we will be seeing some beautiful 2D animations coming from him in the future.
I desire no... I yearn, I long to be an artist at Disney Animation studios. And I was just looking page after page after page at this tumblr all the while thinking "this can be, I can do this. It is not just some figment of my imagination or some dream if I push myself hard enough. I can accomplish things, in the art or specifically the animation industry" But I still have troubles with small things such as anatomy can you help me out?
If you can get access to any figure drawing class it will help wonders with learning anatomy and improve your overall skills. But, if that’s hard to find, you can find references and tutorials all over the place online.
Here’s some art anatomy reference tumblr pages to help ya out (some of these have pictures of nude models, so head’s up):
I saw the ask that the anon recently sent in and for the walk cycle I highly recommend looking up Richard Williams Animator's Survival Kit. As an animation student it's a really great good for those beginning animation and even if you can't buy the book right away you can simply look up richard williams walk cycle and it will give you some diagrams and tips of how to achieve a walk cycle. : D
“For me, drawing is the greatest joy. Animation is never as good as when I’m sitting at that desk drawing. Even when it’s up on the screen, it’s never as wonderful as those moments when it’s drawn, to me.”—Glen Keane (via simplyrobotix)
I try to animate human walking cycle . I used 24 frames for 1 second .but result didnot good. I look for help preston blair patern walking cycle. First drawing keyframes (4) after drawing 8 frames for between . I love your characters specialy tarzan. I life with your characters. Long live glean keane
Sorry, I’m not Glen Keane! Just a fan!
Keep trying with your animations though! You’ll get better at it!