Donald Graham

18 Dec

I have been on a quest for some time to get a hold of Donald Graham’s book “Composing Pictures” without paying an arm and a leg. Believe it or not, I’ve seen it on sale for as much as $400. Luckily, it turned up in a local library recently and I’ve been scanning it for a couple of weeks now. At a little over 400 pages it’s quite a monotonous job. For those that don’t know, Donald Graham was an instructor at Chouinard Art Institute and later commissioned by Walt Disney to instruct drawing classes for his animators. I found the few pages on storyboarding informative and thought I’d share.

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5 Responses to “Donald Graham”

  1. Bill Robinson December 18, 2008 at 10:54 pm #

    Hey Kevin, it IS a great book. I found a copy of it at my college library and scanned all 400 pages. I was sharing a PDF of it on scribd for a while, but I got an email from Graham’s son asking me to take it down. Turns out they are re-printing the book sometime next year. Hooray!

  2. Kevin Langley December 19, 2008 at 2:21 am #

    Cool, I’ll have to pick up a copy when it’s on sale again. Thanks for the heads up Bill.

  3. loosetoon January 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    Couldn’t be worse than Xeroxing 2 copies of “The Illusion of Life” back in 1994 before it was reprinted a few years later. Thanks for the reprint info for Graham’s book!

  4. Kendra Melton July 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    I know this is an old post but if you still don't have a copy of “Composing Pictures” by Donald W. Graham it is Finally being reprinted, you can pre-order your copy today on amazon here: http://amzn.to/9lvOBV :]

  5. Kevin Langley July 23, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    Thanks Kendra! I totally forgot is was being reprinted.

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