Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Slab walk part 1

John has asked me to animate a 10 beat double bounce walk with his character slab. A double bounce is something only cartoon characters can do, since it's impossible to bend down as you are pushing yourself up without interrupting the initial motion.

OH! I forgot to add, before I started drawing my keys I broke them all down clearly on one sheet and numbered them, so that I wouldn't be lost while animating.

I drew Keys for a walk with a constant body

And one with a leaning body

John thought the lean was good, so I carried on from there.

I drew all the inbetweens, and it looked good to me. but John thought the arms were weird, He said the hands are small and his pose should be more cocky, suitable for a little bully. His fists should also move down as he walks.

So now I'm searching for that pose


Mitch Leeuwe said...

Wow, nice stuff again!
Thanks for sharing.

Looney Moon Cartoons said...

These are excellent! You do a great job of using the Z-axis, which is not easy to animate on. I think the pose where he leans forward is the most fitting for a bully. Leaning back looks more relaxed.

amir avni said...

Thanks fellas, glad you like!