Basics Animation: Drawing for Animation introduces the fundamental elements involved in producing drawn animation. It examines the thinking process behind drawing, characters, composition and movement, narrative and adaptation. It also includes varied contributions from pioneers in the industry. Drawing is a fundamental part of the preparatory stages of virtually all design-led projects. It is the core method by which ideas and concepts may be envisaged and ultimately shared with collaborators, clients and audiences. Aimed at students and those interested in entering the animation business, the book explores the pre-production work essential for producing great animation.