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Animation with Danielle Ash & Ed Emberly

Animation with Danielle Ash & Ed Emberly

Ed Emberly is one of our ultimate children's book illustrators - we love his simple, quirky characters, and have memories of spending hours and hours with his books. We made up stories, created crazy creatures and meanwhile, unbeknownst to us, we learned the basic tenents of drawing and composition. Emberly believes that everyone can learn to draw, and so he designed step-by-step child-friendly drawing books to teach kids how to do just that. His drawing books are some of our favorite tools to use with kids, as they are super straight forward and make it all look so easy. 

While on summer break, we thought it would be fun to test out some of these drawing books in a more animated way. We recruited one of our youngest contributors, Nate Thomas, along with fellow contributor, Danielle Ash, and asked them to use their animation skills to show us just how easy Emberly's drawing books are to use. 

Nate and Danielle took the challenge head on and used the Make A World book to draw some 2-D figures and then added their own creative touch by turning their 2-D drawings into 3-D clay scultpures. 

Looks like Ed Emberly is still as inspiring as ever! 
 

    

And finally, they took their step-by-step drawing and clay making sequence one step further and animated it all! 

HERE'S how it turned out:

 

There are endless ways you can use Ed Emberly drawing books. Don't have the capability to do animation? Try using the step-by-step tutorials to make a flip book!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ED EMBERLEY'S DRAWING BOOK,
MAKE A WORLD >>

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DANIELLE'S WEBSITE >>

Posted in: Crafts: Make It!   Discover & Learn   

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