Activity Industry Sector
Arts, Media & Entertainment

Activity Originally Created By: Mike Morris

How can I use this?

Part of Lesson Plan: Moving Line-Gesture Drawing

Activity Overview / Details

Show various professional cartoon and animation artist sketchbooks and how they utilize gesture drawing and everyday observations to concept and develop their own work.

For example you might share with the students the book by Walt Stanchfield (PDF attached)  Present and discuss the artists gestures and concepts on the following pages:

Walt Stanchfield, Vii-Xi, Pages 1-3 Mark Henn, Frank Thomas, Milt Kahl, Ollie Johnston, Fred Moore, and Bill Tytla, pages 21-23 Ron Husbard, and pages 28-29 Al Ross.

Materials / Resource

  • Gesture Drawing for Animation Gesture Drawing for Animation [ Download ] Walt Stanchfield-Animator and Life Drawing Instructor