How are you continually learning more about animation? Here are 3 animation books every animator should own and read.
1) The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams
Back to Basics: From the Academy Award-winning animator, who bridges the old generation and the new, learn about the fundamentals of spacing, timing, walks, runs, weight, anticipation, overlappping action, dialogue, and more.
2) Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair
Master Cartoons: The book is a reference source for creating cartoon-style animation. Learn how to develop a cartoon character, create dynamic movement, and animate dialogue with action.
3) The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
Learn from History: An animation guide exploring the details of the progression of animation, both within the Disney studios and in the world of animation in general.
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