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Quick Sketching with Ron Husband

Book Description

Quick sketching is the best technique you can use to stay finely tuned and to keep those creative juices flowing. To keep your sense of observation heightened, and to sharpen your hand-eye coordination, an animator needs to constantly draw and sketch.

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband offers instruction to quick sketching and all its techniques. From observing positive and negative space and learning to recognize simple shapes in complex forms to action analysis and using line of action, this Disney legend teaches you how to sketch using all these components, and how to do it in a matter of seconds.

On top of instruction and advice, you’ll also see Ron’s portfolio of select art representing his growth as an artist throughout the years. Watch his drawings as he grows from a young, talented artist, to a true Disney animator. Follow him as he goes around the world and sketches flamenco dancers, football players, bakers, joggers, lions, tigers, anyone, and anything.

As if instruction and inspiration in one place weren’t enough, you’ll find a sketchbook included, so you can flip from Ron’s techniques and work on perfecting basic shapes. Or take your book on the road, read Ron’s advice, sketch away, capture the world around you.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. FOREWORD BY GLEN KEANE
  7. PREFACE
  8. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  9. Dedication
  10. INTRODUCTION
    1. My Sketchbook
    2. How This Book Got Started
    3. Why Quick Sketching is Important for Young Animators
    4. This is Your Sketchbook Too!
    5. Growing as an Artist
    6. A Sketcher Sketches … Always
    7. My Lifelong Observations to Pass Along
  11. 1. THE BASICS
    1. What Motivates You?
    2. Simple Shapes
    3. Body Types
    4. Skelton/Muscle Tone/Fat
    5. Movement and Balance
  12. 2. ANALYSIS OF ACTION
    1. Observation—Observing the Obvious
    2. Understanding the Importance of Positive and Negative Space
    3. Analysis and Observation
    4. Analyzing the Action
    5. Examples of Walking
    6. Props
    7. Sketch Something Entertaining
    8. Line of Action
    9. Purposeful Lines of Action
    10. Underneath: Skelton and Shapes Combined with a Line of Action
    11. Body Language
  13. 3. EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES
    1. Sketching the Ordinary to the Extraordinary
    2. Body Types
    3. The Restaurant as a Place to Sketch
  14. 4. THE ART OF SITTING
    1. Analysis of Sitting
    2. Sitting with Attitude
    3. Words of Encouragement
  15. 5. TABLE GAMES
    1. A Friendly Game of Cards
    2. Playing Pool
    3. Ping-pong
  16. 6. STANDING WITH ATTITUDE
    1. Individual Stances Tell a Story
    2. At the Mic (Microphone)
    3. How Body Types Affects the Stand
    4. The Camera as a Prop
    5. The Wedding Photographer at Work
  17. 7. WALKING WITH STYLE
    1. Things to Look for in Walking Subjects
    2. Analysis of a Walk
    3. Walking in Groups
  18. 8. CHILDREN
    1. Oh, the Joy of Sketching Children
    2. Children and Their Props
    3. Teens Playing Soccer
    4. Observing Skateboarders
    5. A Game of Children’s Baseball
    6. Girls’ Softball
    7. Youth Boys’ Baseball
  19. 9. SPECIAL OCCASIONS
    1. Weddings
    2. A Tribute to Ben and Thelma Jones
  20. 10. MUSIC, DANCING, AND SINGING
    1. Catching the Rhythm
    2. Musicians and Their Musical Instruments
    3. Dancing to the Music
    4. Vocal Music
  21. 11. THE ZOO
    1. Know Your Animal Anatomy
    2. Animals in Line
  22. 12. INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
    1. Athletes in Action
    2. Boxing
    3. Golf
    4. The Rodeo
    5. Track and Field
  23. 13. TEAM SPORTS
    1. Baseball
    2. Basketball—Women
    3. Basketball—Men
    4. Football
    5. Quick Sketching Hockey
    6. Soccer
    7. Volleyball
  24. 14. QUICK SKETCHING AROUND THE WORLD
    1. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France
    2. Pyramid Sketches from Chichen Itza, Mexico
    3. Darling Harbor, Sydney, Australia
    4. El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
    5. The Feria Dress
    6. Dancing and Merriment at Feria in the City of Rota, Spain
  25. INDEX