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Khanh Pham
United States


Current Residence: Huntington Beach, CA
Operating System: Windows

These are the most common questions asked so I thought I'll answer it here


How to start animating?

    I only took one animation course but that barely touch the surface.  Best I can say is grab a book and video of "The Animator's Survival kit" by Richard Williams.   It describes in great detail about the animation process and many people praise this book.  Although the book is great, the rest is all practice. 

     What I find really helpful is doing quick gesture drawings.  Gesture drawings are rough sketches done in 5 minutes or less.  It helps drawing poses faster and prevents the pose from looking stiff.  A lot of people recommend the site as a virtual gesture model but I sometimes find the virtual model appear awkward and a real model is much better at capturing action.  Since I still find myself doing gesture drawing at posemaniacs, I think it's a good idea to do both posemaniacs and sketching from live models.  Taking several screenshots of action scenes from a video also helps.

    It's also a good idea to get training videos that gives a walkthrough of some computer programs.  I got a lot of help from the "Total Training" series where it gave me an overview of Photoshop and Flash.    There are tutorial videos of Toon Boom on its official site.

    I take a lot of inspiration from anime and I observe sakuga anime(high level animation). You can type sakuga anime on Youtube where the production is well done.  This is my current goal on what I want to achieve.


What program do you use?

I use Flash for rough animations because I find it's much easier to get ideas out faster.   Toon boom Animate Pro for line art, color, and effects.  Photoshop for concept and backgrounds.  Adobe Premiere for video editing.

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elelitel1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy birth-chirismas-new year!
kennysauce Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
happy birthmas
xVanyx Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I did not plan to congratulate you at first, because I expected yoour whole profile being spammed by birthday wishes and cake icons, but since that semmingly didn't happen:
Happy birthday to you! 
Free Avatar - CupTardCake 
I am a huge fan of your amazing work and totally love it whenever one of your deviations appears in my message box ^^
KhanhCPham Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks!  love the cupcake frosting :)
xVanyx Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You're very welcome; I hope you had a nice birthday, thought I didn't make the emote myself ^^"
SomnambulatedFairy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! =D
KhanhCPham Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Matojeje Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
Happy birthday :)

Here's a cake Cake  ^^
KhanhCPham Featured By Owner 5 days ago

bashash10 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday man, hope you are having a great day !!!
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