So here are the results of my 2nd go at animating this fat man for class. it took a long time. but the more you struggle with it, the more you do in fact learn. you learn that some marks you make are true and some marks you make are not (most of them will be the first one). but if you follow the true ones these flat pencil lines actually breathe some life.
i look at it now and am still pretty proud of it. but i didn’t get to impress minkyu. he had people act out their animated actions. and we came to find that some people hadn’t really thought about observing their actual bodies as a reference for the assignment. i sat in the earlier class to find this information out ahead of time. so even knowing this, i still didn’t do it.
so uh i have a this problem where i get lazy.
and i think it’s this laziness that measures by the “feel” and guesstimates. it thinks that it can get away with imagining what a hand looks like as a fist instead of just studying the exact placement of that thumb.
we don’t do this because it takes time and a little extra effort. and we never kick the habit and get out of the cycle.
i just have to put in time to practice my craft. even if that means i spend half a day trying to figure out how a head and body work when it’s sniffing. i have to make an effort because all the artists i admire create their work with care and thoughtfulness.
i talked to minkyu today after the other section of the class had ended their session. he told me to basically restart because the size of the head may be too distracting to nail the head turn down. he did say it was okay if i couldn’t finish because he understands that he’s making me throw 20 hours of labor away from the project. but he doesn’t understand that i’m trying to get him to do the good kind of “whoa” to my animation. alright well, stick around for round 3. not really sure how it’ll turn out. i finally had to lose sleep last weekend. and all my homework assignments i finished last week have been replenished in the time span of two days.