View Full Version : TUTORIAL - Gesture Drawing for Animation - FREE pdf series

03 March 2007, 09:38 AM
Perhaps the animators out there already know about this resource, but just in case, check it out HERE ( It's Walt Stanchfields notes brought together in a tidy series of PDFs.

Walt Stanchfield was an artist who taught life drawing classes for animators with a special emphasis on gesture drawing. For each weekly class session, he wrote informal handouts to emphasize the theme of the current class session, to comment on work done in the previous class, or discuss whatever topic struck his fancy. Over a period of years, these notes were lovingly shared, studied, and treasured by animation students everywhere.

Mr. Stanchfield personally gave copies of his collection to interested students, and was happy to seem them distributed. According to many people who were lucky enough to study under him, he wanted to publish them as a book. Reportedly, the studio did not pursue this opportunity due to the difficulty of obtaining copyrights for the student drawings.

03 March 2007, 03:39 PM
Ah just noticed this - thanks for posting! :)

03 March 2007, 04:28 PM
Downloaded and ready to be studied! If you can, send a "grazie" to Mr. Stanchfield and, of course, thank you to sharing !

03 March 2007, 08:23 PM
Ah just noticed this - thanks for posting! :)
;) - Pleased to see so many are finding this useful.

A whole other section of the forum has opened up to me. Cheers, Rebecca.

03 March 2007, 11:19 PM
this was like the treasure that i've been searching over seas and oceans all my life...

03 March 2007, 02:18 AM
thx for the headup great resourse.

08 August 2007, 05:23 PM
thanks a bunch!:bounce:

11 November 2007, 11:40 PM
It seems like the pdf's arent on the site anymore. Can anyone possibly send me the files or is there another link I can go to?

12 December 2007, 09:22 PM
Alternate link

09 September 2012, 08:41 PM
None of these links work anymore.

This works, though.

05 May 2013, 02:12 AM
thank you gesture drawing has been very elusive for me so far

02 February 2014, 12:03 PM
Thanks for the provide free pdf series for gesture drawing for animation.

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