Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CONTRASTS in successive poses

The same concepts that apply to individual drawings can also be used in actions - the differences between separate poses. Some differences are subtle, others are more dramatic. You need a variety of differences between successive poses in order to give focus and pacing to the different ideas you want to convey through the characters.

BTW, look how little space in the head that the face actually occupies. Most of your head is empty space. Mine too.

6 comments:

Julián Höek said...

Hi John,
Amazing post. Those drawings pasted one next to each other looks great.

Here's another ink i did of Ernie.
Link

Jesse Oliver said...

Great poses!

Carmine said...

Great posts, thanks so much. I'm practicing inking in the PLE version while I work out a way to get the actual program, but I CANNOT figure out one thing:

How do you get smooth, vector lines in the drawing and camera views?? All my lines look pixelated. I did a bunch of internet searches, as well as searched Toon Boom's boards, but only found solutions to old versions, which don't seem to work right in Animate Pro 2. Perhaps someone can help...

Joshua Marchant (Scrawnycartoons) said...
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greenhorngallery said...

The Preston Blair Book is free online in PDF form. That's the only version I have right now. I was looking at some Pixar Animator Blogs. This is more interesting to me. I still think George Michael would be funny. Concerned about his botox appointment for his eyebrows. Really focus in on the sweat dripping from his brow.

greenhorngallery said...

I noticed an Anderson Cooper sketch on here. I think whatever the Art form, you have to connect with the audience. The best compliments are from the people who don't like you!!! When I was 16 I flew for the 1st time with my Grandma, Mom, and sister. We went to Florida and stayed at my Uncle's Condo. My 2nd time in Florida. My Grandma wanted to check out the Ritz Carlton??? I remember this guy in his 60's sitting on the lobby couch. He looked like Ralph Lauren but wasn't. He was watching us and said to his friend, "they're just curious." I still think his line is funny 21 yrs later?