Walk-Run Cycles for Cartoon Animation

RUNNING TOWARDS CAMERA: can easily be done in as few as a dozen drawings. Use a vanishing point: and draw a few guide lines from it to establish the size of your character. Starting with the smallest let the figure grow step by step.

When filming zoom into centre field over the last two or three drawings and the figure will have completely run out of screen.

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Printed in Animator’s newsletter Issue 9 (Summer 1984)