You’re a tiger baby, yeah! That’s the Austin Power’s photoshoot vibe I was trying to channel in my first assignment with Animation Mentor (above).
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I said I would post the 7 poses I created in term 1. I finally got around to rendering them and compiling the initial version of the pose (on the bottom) with the final version after peer and mentor critique.
‘Free Pose’ Critique: Separate the shoulder from the head, avoid 2 straight arms, make the screen right hand support the body better and simplify the feet/leg shape.
“Ooh, mint ice cream!” turned into “ZOMG butterfly!”
‘Excited’ critique: Avoid twinning with the arms and legs, revise the balance of the pose and revise the line of action in the body.
Yes, this is how I feel when I check the cupboard and my chocolate stash has been obliterated – possibly by myself (possiblyat2aminthemorning) – but still, WHY IS THE CHOCOLATE GONE!?
‘Devasted’ critique: Rotate the screen left hand to hang more naturally, align the hips more to the right over the feet and make the screen right leg flow into the torso smoothly.
Cue the Rocky music.
‘Strength’ critique: Bend the lower body down more, watch the negative space of the feet and revise the placement of the rings.
If you’re wondering why little Jimmy is so upset, it’s not just because he lost the game for his team – his chocolate stash is also empty.
‘Concerned’ critique: Simplify the pose of the child to draw attention back to the adult, rotate the screen right arm back.
‘Exhausted’ critique: Get rid of the negative space between the chair arm and and the legs, and between the head and the couch.
Looks like the beginning of “YYYYYY-M-C-A!”
‘Balance’ critique: Bring the body more screen left over his hand.
And there will be plenty more poses at the end of this term with awesome new rigs!