Thursday, October 7, 2010

Buxom Walk

This is from Ralph Bakshi's "Hey Good  Lookin'" sequence posted yesterday.

The walk here sticks out.

For one thing, it's not a cycle.

It very well could've been a cycle, but it's not.

Here are three similar positions, the passing point drawing of the walk.

Drawing 1 (numbered arbitrarily -the others follow)

Drawing 15

Drawing 29

While the character's expression changes somewhat and she would break cycle for the final few drawings of the scene there's only one reason I can see that she was given 40 or drawings in this shot instead of 16: her boobs.
The breasts wobble at a different rate from the walk.  It's a kind of brilliant touch to the animation, it would have cost a few hundred dollars less to just cycle and pan her.  Even though it's not the most expressive animation, the idea behind it is sound.

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