DEFINING 'action POSES':
I can never repeat enough to students that if they don't have good poses they won't have good animation - no matter how many tricks, effects or other distractions they may add to cover up the poor action. Consequently, the mark of a great character animator is to observer life and interpret what they see with style and even exaggeration. This month's challenge therefore is to observe the supplied footage and create defining poses that capture the visual story of what is see,..
Buster Keaton for me is the finest visual/physical comedians that ever was. His agility, visual innovation and plane deadpan, hilarious comedy provides animators with a wealth of learning. By analyzing just how he communicated and performed his quite often amazing visual gags we can find great inspiration for our animation work.
With this in mind you are required to pick 1 visual gag from the video attached and focus on 3 of the core poses, or gestures, that define that gag. You can caricature Buster, or you can re-create the poses with a character of your own choice. Facial expressions are not paramount (although they can be helpful sometimes) but it is the establishing of the defining body poses that are the most most important in this exercise.
Exaggeration of these poses to fully exploit what your see is fully recommended.
Important: All 3 pose drawings need to be placed on 1 single page!
Submissions should be posted via this link to the ANIMATOR'S SKETCHCLUB private group page.
I wish you 'good luck' one and all!