Figure and Motion; Week 5

1) Tutorial


2) Gesture Drawings

GD13 GD14 GD15

3) Understanding Comics Chapter 9

*All media of communication are a by-product of our inability to communicate mind to mind.

-It’s impossible for another human to understand what it’s like to be you from the inside.

-Each medium serves as a bridge between minds.

-Media converts thoughts into forms that can traverse the physical world.

-Comics follow a conversion path;


-The mastery of one’s medium depends on the degree to which the artist’s ideas survive the journey.

-The one power that can break the wall that separates artists from their audience is understanding.

-Comics is one of the few forms of mass communication in which individuals have a voice and can still be heard.

-The wall of ignorance can easily prevent humans from seeing each other clearly.

Steps to understanding comics

  1. Clear the mind of all preconceived notions about comics and starting from scratch.

-Comics is a sight-based medium.

-Comics possess the ability to command viewer involvement and identification.

-The dance of the visible and invisible is at the heart of comics, through the power of closure.

-Embedded in all pictures are invisible seeds known as expressionism and synaesthetics. 

*All that’s needed is the desire to be heard, the will to learn and the ability to see. 


About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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