Learn from Walt Disney Studios animator and comic book artist Ken Hultgren and his book “The Know-How of Cartooning”. This book one of the more lesser known books on animation and art, but a great resource!
Ken Hultgren (November 14, 1915 – December 13, 1968) Kenneth Vernon Hultgren was one of the great “animal artists” at Disney in the 1940s. Born in Minneapolis, he studied at the School of Art in his hometown. In 1935 he moved to California to start his artistic career. Soon afterwards, he joined the Disney Studios, where he became one of the best animators. He worked on such productions as ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ (1937) and ‘Bambi’ (1942), doing model sheets and layouts.
He worked on the ‘Mickey Mouse’ daily comic with writer Milt Banta, succeeding Larry Knighton. From 1955 to 1962 he also worked for Archie Comics and several syndicates, doing among others a comic strip based on Hanna-Barbera’s ‘The Flintstones’. At the same time, Hultgren remained active as an animator (‘Mr. Magoo’, ‘Popeye’, ‘The Archie Show’). Ken Hultgren died of a heart attack in 1968. (via Lambiek comiclopedia)
Does anybody know if he sketched straight with ink and brush ?Interestng.
Codi Nicole Anderson
Lol already ahead of you, I saved it for later to read once I get the chance! Also looking into a few more books for character designing.
My favorite: https://www.amazon.com/Character-Animation-Crash-Course-Goldberg/dp/1879505975
I’ll definitely check into it.
A few that’s on my list:
Drawn to life
Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters:
And ultimate cartooning
I still need to read The Illusion of Life one of these days
Yeah that’s the one book I don’t have on animation because to me it’s super expensive. I have Preston Blair’s, animator survival kit, and two other animation books. If you get to it before I do let me know what’s in there and if it’s worth the price. Lol
100% worth it. You can find it used for $15-$20.
Where can you find it? I’ve been looking for months and I can’t find it anywhere.
It is a very very rare book. If you do find it used somewhere, it will cost a few hundred dollars.
Are you sure it’s a rare as you think? I got mine for £40 ($50) which is totally worth it – pretty sure it was new as well… https://www.amazon.co.uk/Illusion-Life-Disney-Animation-Editions/dp/0786860707/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536075716&sr=8-1&keywords=the+illusion+of+life
Lucas Almeida Demelo
Livro completo, um dos primeiros desenhistas da Disney, somente sobre animação Monica
Love it. I’m always doodling something up in a hurry.
Mateo Arciniegas Caicedo
uffffffffffff mucho post
Nikki Fridrich Brianna Rivers
Oh this looks awesome!
I’d love to have a copy of this for my students!!!
This is wonderful. Anyone know if the book can be bought anywhere? My daughter is an aspiring animator and she draws dozens of drawings in a day.
Que legal , filho Fernando Miller !!!
é muito mesmo, mãe!
Pedro Cherem, Ken Hultgren conhecia a anatomia animal como nenhum outro ilustrador. Existe um outro livro do mesmo autor sobre anatomia de quadrúpedes, desenho realista, que é uma verdadeira bíblia para quem quer dominar anatomia animal. É um dos livros imprescindíveis na animação,
Newaz Akbar Hossain
Felipe L Bende, olha o cavalo ali!
Agora é só copiar. 😀
Here a traditional animation made on paper:
I always like cartoons lessons for my daughter.Thanks for such a great post.