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In Cartoon Animation, acclaimed cartoon animator
Preston Blair shares his vast practical knowledge to explain and
demonstrate the many techniques of cartoon animation. By following his
lessons, you can make any character—person, animal, or
object—come to life through animated movement!


/>Animation is the process of drawing and photographing a
character in successive positions to create lifelike movement.
Animators bring life to their drawings, making the viewer believe
that the drawings actually think and have feelings. Cartoon
Animation
was written by an animator to help you learn how to
animate. The pioneers of the art of animation learned many lessons,
most through trial and error, and it is this body of knowledge that has
established the fundamentals of animation. This book will teach
you these fundamentals.

Animators must first know how to
draw; good drawing is the cornerstone of their success. The animation
process, however, involves much more than just good drawing. This book
teaches all the other knowledge and skills animators must have. In
chapter one, Preston Blair shows how to construct original
cartoon characters,
developing a character’s shape,
personality, features, and mannerisms. The second chapter
explains how to create movements such as running, walking,
dancing, posing, skipping, strutting, and more. Chapter three
discusses the finer points of animating a character, including
creating key character poses and in-betweens. Chapter four is all
about dialogue, how to create realistic mouth and body
movements, and facial expressions while the character is speaking. There
are helpful diagrams in this chapter that show mouth positions,
along with a thorough explanation of how sounds are made using the
throat, tongue, teeth, and lips. Finally, the fifth chapter has
clear explanations of a variety of technical topics, including
tinting and spacing patterns, background layout drawings, the cartoon
storyboard, and the synchronization of camera, background, characters,
sound, and music.

Full of expert advice from Preston
Blair, as well as helpful drawings and diagrams, Cartoon
Animation
is a book no animation enthusiast should be
without.

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Reviews for Cartoon Animation (Collector's Series):

5

Sep 19, 2014

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
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Sep 14, 2015

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.
4

Jul 26, 2010

كتاب واضح جداً ومفيد لمن هم مبتدئين مثلي في علم الرسوم المتحركة
I highly recommend this book for all the beginners in animations .
5

Jun 23, 2017

Preston Blair is one of those people that everyone knows without realizing that they know. He worked under both Disney and MGM, helping to created some of the most memorable cartoons of all time. As such, it is only fitting that he wrote books on the subject. This particular book is well-known in the industry, having been used by animation students for decades. Once I read it, I quickly understood why. Blair very clearly breaks down the movements of animation, something that mystifies many. How Preston Blair is one of those people that everyone knows without realizing that they know. He worked under both Disney and MGM, helping to created some of the most memorable cartoons of all time. As such, it is only fitting that he wrote books on the subject. This particular book is well-known in the industry, having been used by animation students for decades. Once I read it, I quickly understood why. Blair very clearly breaks down the movements of animation, something that mystifies many. How do I make a character walk or run? How do I make them look angry/happy/sad? How do I lipsync to dialogue? All these questions and more are answered in this book. As you can find this book in most art stores for about $20 or so, it is worth every penny to pick up because it will help you to see just how to make animated characters come to life. ...more
5

Nov 29, 2017

I used to stare at this book instead of listening to the teacher at school. It's a good book that reminds you of obvious things you might forget when you draw cartoons. Your drawings do look surprisingly different if you follow its advice.
5

Apr 06, 2018

صحيح ان هناك امور كقيرة لم افهمها وصحيح ان الكتاب يشرح الطريقة القديمة في التحريك والتي لا تتصمن ادخال الريومات الى الكمبيوتر وتحريكها عبر برامج المونتاج.. لكن يستحل ان تختص في الانيميشن دون المرور بهذا الكتاب العبقري
5

Jan 05, 2020

Fantástico libro que te ayuda desde la creación de un personaje hasta como lograr animarlo. Altamente recomendado para aquellos que les interesa la animación en 2d o animación en general tanto de animales como humanos o solo si te interesa aprender del tema 10/10
4

May 02, 2016

Un livre à offrir à tous ceux qui apprécient l’animation et aiment crayonner. Un cadeau intemporel séduisant, pour petits et grands. Les explications et certains dessins ont été revus en fonction des droits. Pour les curieux, Preston Blair a donné naissance à la pin-up dans le style de Jessica Rabbit en nettement plus craquante de Tex Avery, la version Chaperon Rouge qui a su émoustiller toute une génération à son époque. Le ton s’avère simple, pratique, sans grands difficultés. Il est parfait Un livre à offrir à tous ceux qui apprécient l’animation et aiment crayonner. Un cadeau intemporel séduisant, pour petits et grands. Les explications et certains dessins ont été revus en fonction des droits. Pour les curieux, Preston Blair a donné naissance à la pin-up dans le style de Jessica Rabbit en nettement plus craquante de Tex Avery, la version Chaperon Rouge qui a su émoustiller toute une génération à son époque. Le ton s’avère simple, pratique, sans grands difficultés. Il est parfait pour débuter ou se perfectionner. Si vous avez des enfants, ils seront ravis de suivre les modèles pour créer leur propres personnages mignons. Le recueil permettant de suivre pas à pas le procédé de créations, les dessinateurs en herbe risquent rapidement de trouver crayons et papier pour mettre en pratique les idées posées dans les pages de Cartoon: l’animation sans peine. - See more at: http://www.newkidsonthegeek.com/avis-... ...more
5

Jul 27, 2013

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 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 ones that anyone wanting to draw should know!

This book is necessary for anyone wanting to draw. ...more
5

Apr 05, 2012

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.
5

Sep 17, 2014

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.
5

Sep 17, 2012

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.
5

Jul 18, 2008

I must for anyone doing any kind of animation from cell to stop to 3D!
5

Apr 17, 2016

Brilliant resource book for animation techniques! Highly recommend :)
5

Mar 20, 2008

This is a quick and handy reference. Preston Blair let go a lot of secrets in this book and almost got in trouble.
5

Mar 21, 2008

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.

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