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Anim Mentor Term 1 Poses

*Sexy kitty growl*

*Sexy kitty growl*

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.

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Tee hee!

“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.

AM_T1_devastated

What do you mean there are no Snickers pods left!?!?

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.

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There’s a good energy in the gym!

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.

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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.

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My uni life in CG.

Snorlax much?

‘Exhausted’ critique: Get rid of the negative space between the chair arm and and the legs, and between the head and the couch.

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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!

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Week 3 Sketches and a Question Answered!

Excited Sketches

We’re up to emotion poses in Animation Mentor! Week 3’s emotion was “excited”. I wanted to do something like my previous post:

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– but I think the CG model doesn’t have 3 elbows and 2 knees, so I chose a subtly girly version of excitement.

I know what you’re thinking: “Steph. Don’t torture us with these preliminary sketches. Give us what we lined up for in the bitter cold. Show us your final emotion poses. Show us animation. Show-me-the-moonnnnneeeyyyy!” You know what, you’re right fantasy audience. I shall give you a show!

But only at the end of the term, when I know the work is as good as it can be 😀 For now, you’ll have to put up with sketches.

On another note, blogger The Byronic Man TOTALLY featured my question in his segment ‘Sexy Stalin’! Check out the article for his advice to my query. Have a great week everyone!