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Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes Volume 1 by Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield

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81 Tennis, Angles, and Essences

One thing is for sure, to acquire a certain degree of skill or expertise in any undertaking the basics must be studied and conquered. Drawing, animation specifically, is no exception. Once the basic rules and principles are thoroughly ingrained, they can be applied to all the variations of problems that will confront us — and confront us they will.

The game of tennis has a few basics that when once learned are applicable throughout the game. For instance, once you learn what a “forehand drive” is, you soon realize that that shot doesn’t cover just one tiny area of the total. It covers any ball that comes to your right side (if you’re right handed), anywhere from the ankles up to around head height, providing it ...

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