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Cartooning: Animation 1 with Preston Blair: Learn to animate cartoons step by step

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Let world-renowned animator Preston Blair introduce you to the magical world of cartooning and animation! Whether youÆre creating traditional or computer art, you'll find valuable information in this book, which covers the most important aspects of cartooning, such as working out layouts, planning scenes, and synchronizing mouth action. It also provides instruction on draw ...more
Paperback, 44 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Walter Foster Publishing (first published January 1st 1980)
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Tom Beland
Sep 19, 2014 Tom Beland rated it it was amazing
My father bought me this book when I was four years old. I now use the book to teach students and I'm 51. It really is to go to book on animation techniques and how to get your characters to act
Justin Hawn
Sep 20, 2015 Justin Hawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animation
The Animator's Survival Kit is without a doubt the first item on the list of all aspiring animators and animation enthusiasts, but Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair is a close second. It covers the same material seen in the Survival Kit, but just not as extensively; however, Blair spends ample time demonstrating how to construct and design classic Disney and Warner Bros. styled characters.

Great read if you can find it.
Stephanie Yuhas
Sep 17, 2014 Stephanie Yuhas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Paired with "The Animator's Workbook" and online software tutorials, you can learned more from this book than a 4-year degree from arts school. Believe me, I know - I just paid off that degree a few weeks ago.
Max
Jul 27, 2013 Max rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Written by Preston Blair, an animator for both Disney AND MGM during the Golden Age of Animation, this book talks about animation, creating cartoon characters, and depicting their actions. While he talks about animation principles towards the back of the book, don't write off this book as being useless to anyone else.

Blair demonstrates the principles of geometric shapes, constructing your characters, and depicting action. These are solid principles that make up drawing in general and should be
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Simon
Apr 05, 2012 Simon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bedroom
A combination of two Preston Blair books which present his iconic design and animation style. Blair worked for Disney (Fantasia and others) and Hanna-Barbera (Flintstones). My favourite period however is at MGM with Tex Avery (satirical, racy and very funny films). This book includes some familiar characters such as the dance routine from Red Hot Riding Hood.
Sharp reproductions in colour and black and white, glossy paper.
Nina Harp
Sep 17, 2012 Nina Harp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is hands down one of the greatest reference books for those interested in hand drawn animation and provides great insight into transforming your workspace into a home animation studio on the cheap. Invaluable tips on squash and stretch, walking, running, and simplified anatomy.
Luke
Mar 21, 2008 Luke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fantastic. my college animation professor turned me on to preston blair's books. i was able to get the two large size editions before they combined 'em into this one book.
Nada Muhammad
Apr 03, 2013 Nada Muhammad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I highly recommend this book for all the beginners in animations .
Liston Morris
Mar 20, 2008 Liston Morris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a quick and handy reference. Preston Blair let go a lot of secrets in this book and almost got in trouble.
Sky
Jul 18, 2008 Sky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must for anyone doing any kind of animation from cell to stop to 3D!
Michael
Nov 11, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books EVER written about animation.
Sarah Renae
Aug 13, 2013 Sarah Renae rated it it was amazing
Best and easiest to follow animation guide.
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He was an American character animator, most noted for his work at Walt Disney Productions and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation department.
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