This month I made patterns from Youtube videos of flying animals! I marked specific points on the wing throughout one wingbeat, and drew in curves that fit all 15 points in the wingbeat loop.
For The Masses:
Reblog to save a life.
Some dinosaur studies.
Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:
1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.
First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.
So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose. I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.
Scribble it down
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first. You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.
So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face.
That’s the simplest explanation I got. Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!
I wanna learn to paint with this level of vibrancy.
got a request for hobo toph and opal, i’d been wanting to draw zhaofu toph and young opal so i did. She’s telling opal about her old nonbender friend’s cool sword, and probably ruining something of Su’s to momentarily recreate it.
also did a age thing for my version of toph, kind of just to make sure I knew how I was getting from point A to point B. also UGH GOD I GUESS I GOTTA GET ALL MY OLD TOPH STUFF OUT NOW BEFORE ITS’ NON CANON IN LIKE 3 WEEKS ALSO I REALLY AFRAID FOR TOPH LIKE OK AIWEI IS THE ONE WHO TOLD THE STORY ABOUT WHERE SHE WAS AND SHE IS PROBABLY THE ONLY OTHER ‘TRUTHSEER’ SO WHAT IF SHE’S NOT PARTY HOBO TOPH WHAT IF SHE’S CAPTIVE OR DOING SOMETHING NOT GOOD OR ????????????????? ok anyway
and little more rendered versions of the sisters idk what else i would post it with
Jin Kim appreciation post
Best Friend Zone
Anastasia’s Blue Dress Appreciation Post
Was there some sort of special animation for this movie because it has never looked quite like other animation.
It was almost entirely rotoscoped, if that’s what you mean? That means it was drawn on top of live action film, which is how they got the realistic subtleties.
Whoa, that’s so cool. Wow.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is rotoscoping done fantastically right.
Because all you really need to do is find some cheap animation produced by lesser-to-completely-unknown studios to see how horribly disturbing rotoscoping is when the artist cannot animate very well; if the frame rate is too slow? It looks jerky, choppy, and repulsively unnatural. It leaps right into the uncanny valley and sets up house there.