As promised, the short animation which was inspired by the previous post....ok, it's not complete yet, only the thumbs and Key positions for now. I'm a bit frustrated at the moment because we only had a week to do this. The first sketch I did pumped me up so much, I really wanted to do this well, But I find it hard to move characters around when I don't "know" them. I kind of had to do a model sheet as I go along, tracing from keys positions, but that only helps a little. My friend Tim thinks its more beneficial to concentrate on the animation as this isn't a character design course. He says to keep my shapes real simple, but I know what I'm like, drawing stick figures all week will kill me. I know I can draw stick figures, but turning heads and bodys, thats the challenge (for me anyway) Guess I have to find a balance.
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