Simplified Drawing

Packed with information for animators, illustrators, character designers and comic artists. It emphasizes simplified structure, balance and posing with sequential images. Used by animators at ILM, Walt Disney, Dreamworks, Blue Sky, EA and more. This is an updated version with more character design information and animated examples from planning notes. A must-have book for animators and artists in all fields, perfect for experienced artists and beginners.

All versions have the same content.

Amazon ISBN:987-0-9713439-0-0 (links to movies files) ISBN:987-0-9713439-4-8 (spiral bound – links to movies files)

iTunes ebook with embedded quicktime movies

Amazon Testimonials:

5.0 out of 5 starsCarlEd …I re-read it about once a year just to re-center myself. It’s filled with good advice of the most practical sort. I strongly feel that it should be on every animator’s bookshelf.

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely must have for professional and student animators

5.0 out of 5 stars…This book is simply awesome… shows weight, design the principal essence of your character, force and much more. I use it as a constant reference.

5.0 out of 5 stars… Invaluable…If you are an animator or are studying animation, this book is invaluable. … I couldn’t recommend it more highly. For me, as an animator, it’s a no-brainer to have this on my shelf with me at work. I can’t tell you how many professional animators I know who swear by this book.

5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased, Steven Cook…Good insights and clear illustrations. If you are serious about learning animation, I recommend it.

5.0 out of 5 starsLadfam …It’s pretty surprising how much expression you can get out of just a few strokes of the pencil. The sketches to illustrate these techniques are pretty inspirational.

4.0 out of 5 starsBy
Joseph (USA) …The title, Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation says it all.



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