Saturday, October 13, 2012

Work from the constructed poses

 Here are 3 poses from a layout scene, drawn in pencil
 scanned very strangely but ignore that
Before inking, (or animating or anything else) it helps to understand the larger forms that are controlling the action.

I make a layer in Toonboom where I race the big forms over the layouts

 This way inkers, animators, inbetweeners can see what is happening without getting lost in the details

 when you turn off the layout layer you can see the construction and animating these simple shapes first is easier than trying to keep track of a million details from frame to frame

You can use the onion skin to see how the shapes relate to each other from pose to pose
Once this is done, you can start to add details and it is a lot easier process.