For this assignment the student is to draw a characters arm (of their own design). The arm should be in a relaxed hanging down position.
They are to animate the arm lifting up and then pointing at something using successive breaking of joints; moving at the shoulder first, then the elbow and then the wrist.
Purpose and Principles Involved
This assignment is the first of the character assignments where the student will be working with either a human or animal character. Although the characters body does not move you can tell a lot about the characters attitude and personality through their body posture, facial expression and for the purposes of this exercise, the way in which they do the point.
The student decides on the characters attitude in this assignment. Are they assertive, indecisive, agressive, hesitant, shy or angry? They pick an attitude and decide how the characters arm will move.
The student needs to think of timing, phrasing, the forces involved and the weight of the characters arm.
|The principles involved will be:
Slo-in and slo-out
Accuracy in Drawing
Reading and Following a Timing Chart
Maintaining Volume and Proportions
The Effect of Gravity
Use of Arcs
Use of S and C curves
Animating on Ones or Twos
Secondary Action / Drag
Successive Breaking of Joints
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