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08-04-2010, 02:10 PM
I have chosen Stuey as the character I would most like to try and animate. It was a bit of a no-brainer really, I don't know if it was sharing the same name or having a similar physique, anyway, my wife thought it was appropriate! (Not sure why?!) :confused:
Trying to draw somebody else's character is proving a bit of a challenge in itself and like everybody else, I've done quite a few sketches/studies so far. I'm not quite there yet but I do feel like I am making some progress.
08-04-2010, 02:12 PM
Wow Stewart,awesome job on those.
08-04-2010, 05:52 PM
Good job on your drawings of Stuey. Look forward to seeing the pose test.
08-04-2010, 06:22 PM
Very lively looking. I can already feel his sense of weight.
08-05-2010, 01:59 PM
I've just uploaded my pose test.
I haven't managed to get it finished, but it's a start. I found that I really had difficulty trying to think of what moves when and in which direction! etc, etc. So it seemed natural to me to just concentrate on the main body shape and legs at first. (Although I'm sure that it's probably the wrong way to do it).
I'm going to try and work on the rest over the next few days.
08-07-2010, 05:02 AM
Nice job on Stuey - I like your poses! :)
I took the same approach in animating Stuey - sticking to the body til the weight & movement is comfirmed as right by Don. I think with such a heavy & wide character its smart to start withthe body first - as long as you still bear in mind his emotions and what he's feeling as he walks. :cool:
08-07-2010, 10:33 AM
nice test stew, i like your light sketching
08-12-2010, 04:25 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments. I've just uploaded my new pose test. Just out of interest, I thought I'd post my initial thumbnails to show a bit of my approach. (I was inspired by the example of Don's thumbnails for Robin Hood on Saturday!) The reference I used for the poses was a combination of Preston Blair's sneak and Don's pose test example. Oh, and physically sneaking around my study in a very exaggerated fashion!!
I used the thumbnails as a guide for my initial pose test.
This pose test is the one I've uploaded for critique. I was in the process of going over the poses and trying to look at volume and shapes, but ran out of time and I only got halfway through them so there's a bit of a noticeable head change at the end of the cycle.
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