The Simpsons Handbook: Secret Tips from the Pros

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Here's a infrequent homage to the paintings of vintage 2–D animation and the time–honored approach to hand–drawing characters that come alive at the silver display. The author of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," unearths the paintings of impressive personality layout, backgrounds, and prop paintings during this lavishly targeted guide that unveils the complicated secrets and techniques in the back of the deceptively uncomplicated and universally enjoyed Simpsons characters. With inventive insights, artists' sketches, priceless insider tricks, and step–by–step directions, input the mind's eye of "master doodler" Matt Groening and obtain a few expert "how–to" suggestion from some of the animators and administrators who've made "The Simpsons" the longest–running lively exhibit and scenario comedy in tv background. In our technological period while animation has develop into more and more digitalized, this specified guide files the genesis of a few of the main striking examples of the artwork of hand–drawn lively characters.

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Then, the artist can color over the painting to lighten or darken it as needed, "forgetting" about the original color of the paper. 10. M. Braunstein leaves the sgraffito effects for the end, along with the redrawing of a window or two and the recovery of some of the details hidden by the rubbing of the colors. 9. When color has been applied repeatedly over the same area, it begins to resist adhesion. To solve this problem, a thin layer of latex can be applied and allowed to dry completely. Chalk Samples of the different pigments used to make color chalk.

SHORT LINES TO CREATE TEXTURE Many short lines end up creating an optical mixture The richness of execution of the type of texture created with this unique method is obvious. It is very common to choose a specific direction for the lines, as in this case. The vertical stroke is easily seen in the sky, the buildings, the reflections, and so forth. This verticality is only interrupted by the few horizontal lines of the buildings. This urban landscape of Bilbao (Spain), with reflections over the Nervion River, will serve to illustrate the technique of coloring with short strokes.

Graphite powder, scraped from a graphite stick, is used with the blending stick to apply the first shadows of the mountains. 1. On a piece of scrap paper, a preliminary sketch is created with a 6B pencil. It will include the most important lines of the landscape. 4. The mountains arc modeled by shading with an 8B pencil. 3. The outlining is done with an 8B pencil, resting the hand on a wooden platform to avoid smearing on the paper. 5. The shading of the rock wall in the background is softened with a cotton ball.

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