About the Author
Tony White is a British Academy Award-winning animation director, animator, author, educator and mentor. At the beginning of his career, he studied classical animation techniques with some of the finest masters of the art-form, specifically-Ken Harris (original lead animator of “Bugs Bunny,” “Roadrunner,” etc.), Art Babbitt (original lead animator on Pinocchio, Fantasia, etc.) and apprenticed with Richard Williams (3-time Oscar winner and author of The Animator’s Survival Kit). Tony is currently Program Director & Senior Instructor of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment’s ‘Skills Center’ program and is founder/ CEO of DRAWASSIC, a new initiative that seeks to preserve, teach and evolve the art-form of traditional animation in this digital age. DRAWASSIC is currently developing a number of original indie animation projects, as well as hosting the groundbreaking ‘DRAWTASTIC Festival of Drawing and Animation’ in Seattle. Tony’s best-selling animation books include: The Animator’s Workbook; Animation from Pencils to Pixels-Classical Techniques for Digital Animators; How to Make Animated Films, Jumping through Hoops: The Animation Job Coach and The Animator’s Notebook. Tony is currently developing his own online program in animation, to be launched under the title of the Animation Grail. This program will offer comprehensive foundational training for all students of animation, whether their interest be 2D, 3D or any other kind. Tony’s free online ANIMATOR’S SKETCHCLUB group currently exceeds over 6,000 members at the time of this book’s publication!