Sat 21 Sep, 2019 12:20 pm
Hi. As some folks here know, I would like to produce my own animation and comics and monetize them online.
Conveying action and movement and visual effects and doing it well is important. An audience needs to know how to read and make out what's going on in a cartoon and/or comic and it needs to be clear.
I bought three books a while ago:
How To Draw Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair
How To Animate Film Cartoons by Preston Blair
Draw Fight Scenes Like a Pro by Jeff Johnson
The first two books cover character construction- drawing skeletons and lines of action. However the first one goes into construction lines of action when creating poses more than the second.
Both of the first two books go into conveying certain types of movement.
However neither book really goes into specific types of actions and movement. They basically just give a brief introduction to or an overview of this.
For example neither book really goes into detail over specific types of actions, like punches, hits, thrusts, and kicks, and/or how to draw them with variety.
One might want to draw a cartoon punch but there's different kinds of punches.
There isn't two much variety regarding movement in either book. How characters and objects move is important.
The third book is okay if you want to draw fight scenes dynamically and realistically, but if you're doing something cartoony they often tend to be more exaggerated and pronounced.
Visual effects are important also. You would like to know how to properly draw things like explosions or things breaking or water dripping or rippling, or things impacting water, etc., even in a cartoony thing.
Animation techniques help constitute visual effects- things like smears and multiples and other gimmicks.
What are good resources on how to convey action and movement and visual effects in toons and comics? Resources that go into more detail about this?
I would like to think there are definitive resources out there for this.
I am still looking for books and other resources, including any online resources.
Please help- thank you.