Synopses & Reviews
Learn to animate cartoons step by step.
In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step book, Walter T. Foster invites you into the world of cartooning as he shows you how to draw a variety of animated characters. He explains his own animation techniques, as well as his methods of developing cartoon characters with their own expressive personalities. YouÆll even find tips on using an animation board and drawing action cycle. Moreover, youÆll discover a wealth of cartooning and animation drawings to get you started, making Animation Basics an essential addition to any aspiring animatorÆs library.
The Cartooning titles in the How to Draw and Paint Series are packed with fundamental cartooning and animation techniques, along with practical information and helpful tips to get beginners started quickly and easily. Each book covers a variety of cartooning styles and teaches readers how to render residents of the cartoon world with simple step-by-step instructions.
About the Author
Walter T. Foster was born in Woodland Park, Colorado, in 1891. In his younger years, he worked as a sign painter and a hog medicine salesman. He also performed in a singing and vaudeville act. Walter invented the first postage-stamp vending machine and drew political caricatures for several large newspapers. He's well known as an accomplished artist, art instructor, and art collector. In the 1920s, while running his own advertising agency and instructing young artists, Walter began writing self-help art instruction books. The books were first produced in his home in Laguna Beach, California, where he wrote, illustrated, and printed them himself. In the 1960s, as the product line grew, he moved the operation to a commercial facility, which allowed him to expand the company and achieve worldwide distribution. Walter passed away in 1981, but he is fondly remembered for his warmth, dedication, and unique instruction books.