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SpongeBob Tute2 Line of Action by shermcohen SpongeBob Tute2 Line of Action by shermcohen
One of 12 tutorials made for the SpongeBob crew during the fourth season. LINE OF ACTION is one of the most important concepts in making your drawings come alive.

I first encountered the notion of the "line of action" in the classic animation book by Preston Blair. He was an animator for Disney and MGM, and he popularized the concepts that were developed and being used every day by the masters of Golden Age animation.

The good news is that this book is available for free online, and the specific page you'll want to look at is about a third of the way down on this page>>> animationresources.org/?p=2091 <<< Check it out and let me know what you think!

More in this series:
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Check out lots of free video tutorials on my blog at >> storyboardsecrets.com/blog/cat… << See you there!
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Spongebob1Pat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
thanks!!!It's helpful
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LunaMiranda Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so helpful! Thanks for posting this! 
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JoshTheLion Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I just discovered your awesome tutorial gallery. The link to the free online book is down. Is there an alternate link? Thanks in advance
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shermcohen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hi Josh -- the new link is animationresources.org/?p=2091 Thanks for letting me know!
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hunlin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love this one!

Squiddy looks so cute in these drawings!
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hunlin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
hunlin.deviantart.com/art/Bens…

I did a drawing of a different character, based on one of those drawings.
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liumingwei Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's helpful,thank you very much
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ovAman Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   General Artist
please email this to the makers of family guy.
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fmafan567 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Line of action is hard to master, but this seems really helpful :)
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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Jester-of-the-Clown Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very practical stuff.

Seeing as I'm trying to get into this field (as a side job, if nothing else), this is very helpful to me. Thank you for providing it.
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squeebler Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
This is really helpful; thanks! :D
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hilawo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Amazing. Just amazing!
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x-LcartoonOangelE-x Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love it!! youre tutorials are very helpful with drawing cartoons, I also didn't know that line of action was so important...
Spongebob is always one of my fav cartoons and I was 6 or something when it came to the Netherlands.. and I still love it!!!

youre great and love it!!
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joklulur Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
i love it, thank,s to share
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JazylH Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Really loving this!
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shermcohen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I appreciate hearing that!
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scatthegaycat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
*love squidward*
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hunlin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Me, too!
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ScittyKitty Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
lol i could just picture Squidward shouting at Spongebob.

"Ack- Spongebob! Patrick!--"

I need to use this for tips when i start to practic making comics. :)
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shermcohen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Glad you like it, Choas...stay tuned for more...
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anniemae04 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I saw these on your blog a while back ago. These area really informative and makes Spongebob a great example of good animation form. I liked these drawings, thanks for showing.
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shermcohen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
...and thank you for checking out my blog!
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YazzoB Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009   General Artist
I saw these awesome tutorials a few months ago on your website and just had to print them out, they're so useful. I didn't know you actually made them for the SpongeBob crew!
Thanks for sharing!
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shermcohen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Hi Yazzo...I'm glad you like the tutes!
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