[eBook] The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams

The Animator's Survival Kit front

The Animator’s Survival Kit front

Anyone who wants to be an animator, or have an idea of how to animate your sprites, must read this book. The author of this book teaches you in a sharp and funny way how to make your animations to look awesome. This is aimed to begginers and intermediates in animation, also you need to know how to draw (at least a stick figure :P)

This can be combined with this pixel art tutorial to create some amazing 8-16 bit animations.

Some animation aspects this book involves:

  • Extremes and breakdowns
  • keys
  • classic mistakes
  • walks
  • weight
  • tempo
  • runs, jumps and skips
  • flexibility
  • anticipation
  • takes and accents
  • timing, staggers, wave and whip
  • dialogue
  • and a lot more.

Links [PDF]:

Any questions please use the comment box below, see you later guys!




12 thoughts on “[eBook] The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams

  1. Is it legally okay for me to have this and share with friends or students? Cause I don’t wanna be a thief. I mean as an animator who worked over 30 years to make this book it would a crying shame to just take it.


    • I’ve found it surfing the web, I really don’t know about the copyrights of this, I’m just sharing. But the book is old, so maybe is okey for you to take it. Or maybe just ask on a bookstore and buy it?


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