Kaspar sits up quickly, wide awake and excited.
This is the first couple steps I would expect a layout artist to take when translating my storyboard poses to layout. First-to understand what the character is doing and feeling, and second to analyze how to construct that sensibly and fix any mistakes in the rough.
For example, in the layout, I fixed the nose.
I, like most people did tone down the pose a bit, but that's because I was spending brainpower slowly analyzing everything.
What I normally do, is after I analyze a drawing and make something stiff, I will draw it again looser. Then judge it to see if it is as strong or stronger than the storyboard statement.
This was a tricky one below.
Kaspar is rooting through the sock drawer. He is being sneaky and doesn't want to get caught, so he looks over his shoulder to see if he is waking up the Rangers.
Again, I toned down some of the proportions (face to body) but I also fixed some scribbly parts. I made the feet more solid.
By flattening them at the bottom, and bulging them at the top. Remember this tip!
I have puposely left out details, like fur and stuff because it confuses everyone.
I wanna see everybody get this far:
Make the emotional story statement.
Fix obvious mistakes.
Maintain angular curves (don't make all the curves even or parallel)
Make sense? Ask questions if you are not sure.
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