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This is a guide for those wanting to learn about Design for TV animation without going into massive debt due to art school 🏫 - 🟧Sourceful

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Overview

This is a guide for those wanting to learn about Design for TV animation without going into massive debt due to art school

Note: This is primarily for TV animation because that’s what I’m more familiar with. A lot of the same ideas can definitely translate to Feature! Also, I am a story artist so forgive me if there are any mistakes!

DM me at @ebbigal on Twitter or @ebbigal_ on Instagram if you have any other resources/feedback!



TV Animation is very specialized so I broke this document into sections to cover each role!

Lost on which role is for you? Read this little guide on TV anim production and scroll down to design



Storyboarding more your style? I have a guide for that too!



PWUW = Pay What You Want

Color Design

Guide’s on what you do on the job:

Jess Marfisi’s guide on what a Color Designer does!



BAM Animation video on Coloring Characters the Industry Way!



Videos for better color theory

Marco Bucci’s video on Color Harmony



Blender Guru’s video on Understanding Color



Paint with Nick’s Practical Color Theory ($25)



Devin Korwin’s thread on color in painting



Laura Norwood’s guide to quick color thumbnailing

Misc

Courtney Coffman’s CTNX Color styling Portfolio review



MingjueChen’s Lighting presentation for WIR2



Color Designer Committee

Color Design Examples

Amphibia by Andy Garner-Flexner

Shera by Grey Chen



Steven Universe Connie by Leigh Luna



Glitch Tech colorscript by Scott Kikuta

Big City Greens colorscript by Kassandra Heller



Green Eggs and Ham by Carol Wyatt



Owl House by Mari Alizor

Background Art

Jay Kitten’s Background Advice Q and A



Devin Elle Kurtz’s Background Art Workshop



Andrea Gerstmann’s Animation Stuff: How to Paint a Farm



Laura Price’s Day in the Life of A Disney Artist

Corinne’s Thread on learning Blender for BGS



CNS Recruiting: Art Director’s Break down Backgrounds

BG Design

Latoya Raveneau’s Day in the life of a BG Designer



Steve Lowtwait has a bunch of threads on designing BGs!

Check out his twitter for more



Andrea Gerstmann’s Animation Stuff: Background Design Tips



BAM Animation’s Perspective Drawing in Photoshop



Matt Laskowki’s Perspective Class



Ernest R. Norling Perspective Made Easy



Paint with Nick’s Practical Perspective class ($25)



BG Design Examples



Faith Schaffer’s BG Design work

Britney Thoreson’s BG Design work



Kipo BG Design by Angela Sung



Amphibia BG Design by Joey McCormick

BG Paint

Lulusketches’ Background Painting Tutorial video



Nicholas Kennedy’s Background Painting Walkthrough



How to Paint a ‘Klaus” style Background



Levon Jihanian’s BG Paint tips thread



Marco Bucci’s Painting Fundamentals



Marco Bucci’s 10 Tips for Better Painting playlist



Patrick O’Keefe’s Painted Illustration course ($165)



Downloadable BG Designs for paint practice



https://twitter.com/foxorian/status/1270112155023470593



https://twitter.com/britneythoreson/status/1288555970637963264?s=20



https://twitter.com/andrewgeorger/status/1295101802489057280?s=21&fbcli

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BG Paint Examples

Steven Universe painted by Melissa King

Part 2

Infinity Train painted by Melissa King



MaoMao painted by Yudi Chen



Props

Rick and Morty: Prop Process



Phils Design Corner Intro to Prop Design



Maaike’s Rapid Fire tips for Prop Design



CNS Recruiting Character Design and Prop Design for TV Anim



Frank and Becky’s Character and Prop Designs from the talk ^



Isaac Orloff’s VisDev Guidebook: Design Pipeline Fundamentals for 3D Animation ($12)

Prop Design examples

Wizards of Arcadia by Isaac Orloff



Amphibia by Steve Wolfhard



Craig of the Creek by Maaike Scherff

Character Design

Maaike’s Character Design Portfolio Tips



Allison Perry’s tips on Character Design Portfolios



Jess Lackey’s Portfolio Guide for Character Designers



Laura Price’s How to Make a Character Design Portfolio



Latoya Raveneau’s Day in the life of a Character Designer



BaM Animation Character Turns like a Pro!



BaM Animation Good vs BAD Character Design Tips



Brookes Eggleston’s Let’s Design a CAST of Characters!



Amanda Jolly’s Art Q&A’s



Toniko Pantoja’s Improve Drawing and Character Design



Ideas to Consider when Creating BIPOC Characters

Character Design Examples

Pocket from Trick Moon by Brandon Wu, Colors by Kali Ciesemier

Trickshot Character Guide by Geneva



Owl House special poses by Justin Noel

Infinity Train Character Designs and special poses by Megan Phonesavanh



Owl House predesigns by Matthieu Cousin

Anatomy/Gesture



Toniko Pantoja’s Basic Human Anatomy and Figure Invention for Animation



Sycra’s Playlist on Human Anatomy



Natalie Nourigat Figure Drawing Tips



Toniko’s Drawing Figures Fast with Technique for Animation



Griz and Norm Tuesday’s Tips



Natalie Norigat’s Tips on Loosening Up



Tracing to Learn



Vee’s Tutorials for Art and Animation (PWUW)

Figure Drawing Models (NSFW)

https://line-of-action.com/

https://vimeo.com/channels/1300087

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy1rwangC3k&list=PL7EWYwaF6E-H65W-hXeKvv

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https://www.deviantart.com/senshistock/gallery

MISC resources

Art of Books



Netflix Recruiter AMA art portfolios



Amber Blade Jones’ MISC tips



https://processresource.tumblr.com/



Maaike’s Real Quick Resume Guide (PWUW)



Maaike’s TV Animation Basics Zine (PWUW)



Jody Prouse’s Tips on applying to companies



Advice to Illustrators looking to transfer to Animation



TAG Story Group Portfolio Website Advice



TAG on Excessive Testing



The Etherington Brothers 300 Free tutorials



Art Resources Links



Zol’s Master thread of resources





Discords

Discord servers are a great way to help build up a community of artists and connect with others without going to art school. Once you get a good group of artists, I also suggest making a storyboarding focused discord with close friends!



RAD Artists Network

https://discord.gg/TEUDrRx



Emotional Support Artists

https://discord.gg/n3H43ZB



Gestalt (Backgrounds Focused)

https://discord.com/invite/U5RZFb4



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Studying Design for TV Anim on a Budget
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Tags Animation, Guide, Learning, TV
Type Google Doc
Published 09/09/2020, 14:46:25

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