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03-04-2012, 11:53 AM
I havent posted anything in a while. So i tried out an air effect.


I was gonna make something outta this but i could not finish. Too messy.

And this is a speedanim done in 17 minutes. Trying out different spacing style. I like the quick punches.


03-04-2012, 09:48 PM
This one lacks anticipation. Maybe the black stickfigure could hold a stance or go into some sort of prepping position where he's charging up. The anticipation is really important, and you can invest the entire pose into it. The air effect could use some work. It kinda felt like a bomberman effect where the same animation goes over a few units of space, but if you vary it up, rotate some, differently animate some of them to dissipate differently, and probably a larger effect to unify the whole beam, you'd probably end in a snazzier effect. This looks good so far though. I'd change up the backdrop in the sky so the horizon isn't white. The effect you're drawing is white and you don't want the effect and the background to be the same color, otherwise it'll drop back and be less noticeable.

this looks really nice. I'd like to try a speed test sometime. the measure of everything is really fun to look at. This is really good for 17 minutes, just try having bigger figures next time. they're so tiny it's no wonder you drew them so quick.

This is really good! Keep on bumblin

03-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Anticipation, I need to grasp better understanding, any good tutorials offsite you know of? It would help a lot.

And yeah speedtests are good practice and I was supposed to use vcam but i forgot lol so i never zoomed in.

Thanks a lot Kitsune

03-05-2012, 11:10 AM
Anticipation is just the body's preparation for an action it's about to take. You don't need a tutorial to know that you need to do motion A to do motion B.
http://www.chrisoleary.com/projects/Baseball/Pitching/Images/Examples/Example_HipsRotatingBeforeShoulders_TomGlavine_001 .jpg
this guy is about to throw a baseball. He needs to get into the position that would make his throw as effective as possible. Same goes for almost every action. You can't just get right into one, the audience gets confused.


Charlie chaplin always said something along the lines of "when I do an action, I always tell the audience where I'm about to go, go there, and then tell the audience where I just was."

the linked video is one of the most famous acting bits of all time, and purely how he times his anticipation along with the music is what makes it so great. Chuck jones animated bugs bunny basically doing the same shit.