Simplified Drawing

Simplified Drawing

By Wayne Gilbert

  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre : Art & Architecture
  • FIle Size : 47.34 MB
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Simplified Drawing Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation is packed with information about drawing the human form in a simplified way, for animators, illustrators, character designers and comic artists. It emphasizes simplified structure, balance and posing with sequential images. This book is used by animators at ILM, Walt Disney, Blue Sky, EA and many more. It has been required text at animation schools since 1999. This is an updated version with more character design information and animated examples from planning notes. It is a must-have book for animators and artists in all fields, perfect for experienced artists and beginners.

Wayne Gilbert has animated and directed on shows ranging from Care Bears to Star Wars and The Mummy II, 7 television specials, Clio award winning commercials, video games and created 5 animated short films. This book is the foundation of a professional development program created while at ILM. 

*’s fantastic.
*...have read it several times and it’s been a tremendous help to my animation career.
*It’s made me think hard about my animation before I lay eyes on my computer.
*...I wish I had it when I was in school.
*...your spine connection via the flat twisted plane made my day...that is awesome.


  • Good information, confusing layout

    By puppet nonsense
    I'm liking the information in this book thus far (I'm on around page 30), but I will have to admit that it is quite unclear at times. For instance there will be numbers next to drawings (ie 1,2,3,4) that correspond to provided text. Unfortunately, sometimes the drawings will all be numbered, and only 1 of them will have corresponding information. Or worse yet, it's impossible to tell for which illustration the number is intended. So your left trying to guess which illustration the text is referring to. This is less than ideal, and I feel like I'm missing crucial information. I'll keep working my way through and readdress this review, but as of now I am a bit disappointed
  • One of my favorite/most used animation books done right using iBooks

    By AustxCyclist
    Every animator should have this book. If you are a 3D character animator and like me, not very confident with drawing, then you will really benefit from the simplified techniques taught in this book. Planning out a shot is essential, this book will really help you get past worrying about the drawings and instead let you more confidently plan and capture what you need to have a clear plan of your shot. I am really glad to see that they used iBooks Author to capture the look and feel of the physical book and have added new content and motion examples to bring the concepts to life even more.