The April 2015 challenge is all about BALANCE.
'Balance' is something that is not taught very much in animation books or courses - often because it is little understood by many. However, balance is fundamentally important to animators of all kinds. (Note: Further instruction on balance will be posted for members only on the ANIMATOR'S SKETCHCLUB Facebook page the same time as this challenge announcement.)
The above video shows a small part of Robin Cousins' gold-winning performance at the 1980 winter Olympics in the USA. 'Balance' is especially important to skaters and Robin Cousins was one of the most elegant skaters ever - exploiting the visual effects of balance, on ice better than most.
Using either the "Arnie" character ~ or a simple character of your own design - produce a minimum of 5 gesture drawings that define the most important pose positions of the action above.. Each of the drawings should take no more than 3 minutes each to do. Remember again that the quality of drawing is NOT important - but the seeing, understanding and interpreting of what is going on within the movement is. In this exercise we are especially looking an understanding of balance in pose-to-pose positions. So entries will only be judged by the best 5 drawings that communicate this! (And remember, each of these 5 drawings much take no more than 3 minutes to do each!) We trust you to abide with this requirement.
Final submissions need to be posted on the Facebook Group page by midnight, on Sunday, April 19 2015.
Thank you for your participation - and 'good luck' with your observations and drawings!