Drawing for Animation: Light and Form

Open, Small seminar—Spring

This course focuses on the fundamentals of drawing as it pertains to two-dimensional animation. Students will gain knowledge in drawing from direct life (including from the model), by understanding light logic through observation, and by developing form and structure utilizing perspective drawing concepts. Through exercises and assignments, students will develop skills and knowledge of formal visual elements such as line, shape, space, form, and texture, with an emphasis on drawing space, form, and the figure. This course will enhance drawing skills and help students develop stronger drawing proficiencies for animations, graphic novels, and narrative storyboards for film. Students will work in a variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, chalk, and markers.