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Lessons from Bill Wray and Scott Wills

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There are obvious benefits to attending an animation school, but for those who are unable to do so, the wealth of how-to material about creating animation continues to grow on-line. Some noteworthy examples:

Bill Wray posted a beat board he drew from an episode of The Mighty B! that shows the planning involved in producing a TV cartoon.

And below, a series of instructional videos that Scott Wills created to guide the Korean background painters working on Samurai Jack.

More videos by Scott Wills after the jump.

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  • http://www.johnnyluu.co.uk Johnny

    No wonder the show looks so beautiful!

  • Geneva

    Wow… these are wonderful. Inspiring and helpful. What a great post! Thank you so much!!

  • Rooniman

    Two of my favorite painters, OH YEAH!!!

  • jordan reichek

    scott wills and william wray…..animation studs.

  • tonma

    sweeet! This made me miss the smell and the constantly-muticolor-stained figertips from my paint and brush days….

  • http://2dwannabe.blogspot.com robcat2075

    Suggestion for right-handed artists… do demonstration videos with the camera on your left.

    Thanks none-the-less for making these available!

  • Tim Douglas

    Great post, inspiring & energizing. More of this pleeeaase!!!

  • http://brandonjamesscott.com Brandon James Scott

    Two of the best painters in the business. Awesome!

  • http://www.taberanimation.com Taber Dunipace

    These were great! I love watching great artists do their work.

  • pizzaforeveryone

    yeah inspiration! now i gotta go do some painting.

  • http://rekow.blogspot.com/ Chuck R.

    Great stuff!
    I don’t see Scott Wills working from a color guide. Surely he isn’t creating the color palette on the fly —or is he?