Animation Basics: Thoughts on Walk Cycles

Let take a moment and talk a little bit about a basic piece of animation – the walk cycle. The Ups and Downs of Animating a Walk Cycle On one hand, walk cycles may seem boring… it may seem like a lot of work and a whole lot of steps (no pun intended) to get […]


Looking at Expressions in Animation from the Movie The Secret of Kells

To help with expressions… I love the movie The Secret of Kells for many reasons, but the animation is one of the the things that makes it a stand-out film. This is a link to a model sheet for a character in The Secret of Kells named Brendan. The movie has a very clean design and […]

Resource Highlight – Character Design for Animation on Tumblr This Month

I’ve been loving Tumblr lately for the great amount of insight you can find into other arists’ work – especially animators! Here’s a round-up of some of the posts that feature character design for animation that I loved seeing pop up in my feed recently. Below you will find monster sketches from Disney TV animator Bobby […]

3 Animations and Resources I Like From Across the Web This Month

Vindictive ninja or clever composite of animation and video? I say both. The Ordinary Batman Adventures done by storyboard artist Sarah Johnson – she has a whole series on her tumblr blog here:   And it’s not really an animation, it’s a class, but I thought it was worth sharing as well. Dermot […]