Facial Expressions Drawing Book

When I first started drawing I was horrible with faces…but as time went on and I kept practicing drawing faces I was able to get better. I used this book on a regular basis and it helped me learn to draw different types of faces way better. I hope this book helps you as much as it helped me. Enjoy.

Facial Expressions by Mark Simon.
Facial Expressions by Mark Simon.

 

Here’s a link to the amazon site to buy the book. http://www.amazon.com/Facial-Expressions-Visual-Reference-Artists/dp/0823016714

Timing for Animation by John Halas, Harold Whitaker, and Tom Sito

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timingforanimation

Hello Animators, and to be, wanna be, or trying to be animators. Here’s a really good book that I open up from time to time regarding timing for animation. I still haven’t mastered this process yet..but I’m working on it. As all of us are works in progress…but for what its worth….give this book a read. It will help you become a better animator. So enjoy. Click the link timing for Animation to go to the book buy page. Timing for Animation

 

Animatronics & Movie Stage EFX

So since I was a kid I was fascinated by movies such as Robocop, Thriller, and ET. I didn’t realize until I get older that other people had created this things and they were controlled by a process called Animatronics. The design process is pretty awesome. But I have no clue as to how to begin or what goes where. But what I’ve learned is that in this age of information anything and everything is out there. but you have to discipline yourself to get there. So a website that I found some really cool images in regards to design and special EFX is www.mageefx.com

Here are some of the images that inspire me:

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mageefx
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mageefx
mageefx

Pretty cool indeed. Man I cant wait to come up with some creative ideas of my own and incorporate them into short films and plays. So in the meantime I was watching a video regarding getting into animatronics here.

Enjoy. Until next time folks. As Bob Dylan said The loser now, will be later to win.