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ACADEMIA:   Teaching

ANIM 230: Drawing for Animators

Open Elective | Kansas City Art Institute  Animation Department | Missouri3 units4 sections



      The act of drawing undergoes a profound evolution when applied to the art of animation. Instead of crafting single static images, animators must learn to render multiple incremental images that, when comprised, present the believable illusion of motion over time. Strong 2-D life-drawing and observational skills create the essential artistic and expressive foundation for all styles of animation, no matter the application or technology. This course will teach animators to isolate the human figure as well as objects in the environment as they apply to both the creation of special composition and motion design. Additionally, students will learn to progress and strengthen the traditional concepts of proportion, perspective, and form as they apply to the medium. Classes are studio based and are solely focused on the act of drawing.



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