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How This Book Is Structured

I’m sure you will have seen that most textbooks on animation are packed full with text and illustrations that cover most of the aspects of the animation process-the author’s own books included. Traditional sketchbooks, on the other hand, are entirely devoid of anything except blank pages. The Animator’s Sketchbook positions itself somewhere in between these two extremes. It is done in this way so you will learn the core foundations of pose and movement through brief written guidelines as you use the additional blank spaces on each page to sketch out what you are required to observe and draw. In this unique way, The Animator’s Sketchbook offers itself up as a definitive, foundational workbook for students who wish to become master animators or for current professional animators (of every kind) who want to raise the bar on their own mastery accordingly.