Hi everyone, I'm just looking for some simple advice to make sure Im headed in the right direction. My goal right now is to learn traditional animation up to an intermediate level or better before I actually consider applying to any colleges to further my studies. When school starts back up I'm going to be a junior and I'm 16, so I have two whole years to prepare myself.
I guess what I'm asking for is the best way to acheive this, whether it is teaching myself from books and instructional DVD's or going to special programs and stuff like that. Information about animation itself, life drawing and figure drawing, character design and story development.
At the moment I'm learning from one of Tony White's books (How to make animated films) and a couple other books stacked up in my home, and I have a copy of Scott T. Peterson's "Animation & Drawing Excellence" as well. I think there's a lot of material here, but there's just so much to take in. But I'm willing to face the challenges ahead,