Saturday, 26 March 2016

Video: How to Draw Cartoon Faces

Video Format MP4 Video (.mp4) File Size 970 MB
Video Duration 1hr 47 mins 
Please allow plenty of time for your download to be completed (at least 1-2hrs).
Note The video file must be downloaded on Desktop / Laptop Computers. It can be synced onto phones & tablets but it is not advisable to download with these type of devices
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This 1 hour 45 minute A.M.B Animation Academy video tutorial is presented in a step by step drawing process. Upon viewing you will learn how to capture the essence and feel from a face and interpret it into your very own character design.


The video reveals professional techniques used by the character designer to interpret faces from photographic reference into a cartoon character design. The designers approach is very different from the art of caricature and focuses on capturing the essence and feel from the source material as opposed to creating an exact cartoon likeness.

The tutorial will demonstrate the significance of drawing in terms of definite shapes and refining them into simple and appealing combinations that will result into a successful character design. The character art is specially geared to illustration styles based around 2D hand drawn Animation. The example used is similar to that of the well-established and celebrated Disney Princess.


The tutorial demonstrates the evolution of the design process from initial rough sketches to working out a design then drawing a tie down to determine the fine line stage of clean up. Once the drawing is cleaned up it is then coloured via the process of digital painting.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Professional Character Design guide

CHARACTER TURNAROUND ANIMATION MODEL SHEET STUDY PACK
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Master the Model Sheet and Turn your animated world around with the AMB Animation Academy Turnaround Study Pack.
This Pack will give you the ability to refine the art of drawing the ultimate reference for character design and Animation. The Character Turnaround.
Learning advanced animation techniques has never been quicker or simpler. Experienced London based animation artist A.M.B (Arshad Mirza Baig) shares his knowledge gained from 16 years of high end animation industry experience.



The AMB turnaround study pack has been designed specifically to make the process of animating a character in 360 degrees completely clear to the individual of any level of experience. Hand Drawn animation is a process of combining a series of multiple line drawings with a purpose to create an illusion of a single solid 3d object. Ultimately it is a process of cheating the eye. In order to trick the eye into believing that each individual drawing represents one single solid character, the animator has to learn how to cheat the rules, naturally being fully aware of them beforehand.

The Turnaround study pack identifies all the tricks utilised by the animation expert to conjure up this incredibly convincing illusion of three dimensions. It is designed to fulfil the needs of a variety of animation based artists ranging from amateurs, college graduates, professional animators and members of the indiedev, gamedev and game design community. The turnaround features a cartoon character in construction form so that a clear understanding can be attained from the shape manipulation via drawing and construction.

The animator’s notes are designed to be studied in accordance with the drawing elements and frames referred to within them. Flipping or scrubbing through the frames slowly and analysing the movement in accordance to the notes will provide a learning experience far beyond reading a book or watching a video

The inclusion of an in-between chart also gives users the option to attempt to recreate breakdown and in-between frames.
This is also an invaluable method of learning how to animate and manipulate lines and shapes effectively in a manner far beyond that of the simple shape sliding, software dependent enthusiast.
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