You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!

makanidotdot:

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

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start to put on features

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fix stuff

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put on more stuff

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fix stuff again

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erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

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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. 

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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!

frenchfrycoolguy:

more antigravity dipper and wendy haha

AHHHH <3

frenchfrycoolguy:

more antigravity dipper and wendy haha

AHHHH <3

giancarlovolpe:

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).Norm

What a great series.  Thanks for posting these!

giancarlovolpe:

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!

Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.

This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).

Norm

What a great series.  Thanks for posting these!

incredifishface:

i fucking love scripts.

glasworks:

Mabel &amp; Dippy Dips! Collab with Schpog, based on this sketch of hers! &lt;3 

Dang, glas is always doing such a great job with digital colors. thanks for getting me into gravity falls! &lt;3

glasworks:

Mabel & Dippy Dips! Collab with Schpog, based on this sketch of hers! <3 

Dang, glas is always doing such a great job with digital colors. thanks for getting me into gravity falls! <3

gravi-teamfalls:

This season has awesome color styling, and its thanks to our amazing Color Stylist Daniaelle Simonsen!

Cleanup by Erik Elizarrez, character design by Ali Danesh & Robertryan Cory. Prop design by Sarah Craig

loish:

WIP - so excited to finish this one, but it’s taking a long time…

loish:

WIP - so excited to finish this one, but it’s taking a long time…

erizo1404:

by Kim Jung Gi 

fuckyeahillustrativeart:

ryan-andrews-comics:

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