Sunday, October 11, 2009

Uphill Battle

We're having a little trouble with this walk.

Doug Compton did the animation. Its an 18 drawing cycle.

He's going up a low inclined hill.


I think we need to pull his weight down here. Probably add an inbetween or two.







Here's another contact point. More weight.








Also, maybe he should have a walking stick.

Then there's always the problem of "too many drawings". Yes, it's important that the animation be nice -but is it worth spending three or four days on this one shot when there are hundreds of other scenes (many with more important narrative points)?

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2 comments:

Hutch said...

should he be rising more after those moments of contact? it seems like while walking up a hill, you'd get more of a rise at those moments. But I'm only commenting since you asked! I think it's poetic and lovely.

Liesje said...

You're right to want more weight on point of contact, but I think maybe a little bit of stress moving out of the contact position might help, into the 'up position'.

Just my two cents...