I've been looking around sketchbooks and have been inspired to start my own - now!
Having been long inspired by the animations and stories of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, Pendleton Ward, Julia Pott and Satoshi Kon, I am learning to animate (primarily hand-drawn animation). I'm taking baby steps from the bottom and I'm creating this sketchbook to commit myself to it - through the best and worst days. I will draw at least one sketch every day, and an animation exercise on the weekends. I will post everything that I do - most of which will probably look horrendous and crappy but hopefully I'll improve day after day. I have no formal training in animation but I'm a film major (with no animation classes, sadly) and I'm currently attending a basic animation class offered by a local animation studio. I will focus on the act of creating characters and animations, and I believe that the first and most important step in doing so is by learning to draw well. I welcome any encouragement, critique, or any morsel of wisdom about drawing and animation that you are willing to share. You can leave it here in the threads or shoot me an email.
Here we go!
I animated this yesterday. It's my first time to animate a walk and it took me a long time - but I learned a lot and I'm looking forward to doing more walks. This one here is a bit wonky notably on the arms - I'll be fixing that later today.
From my sketchbook: