• freeglassartYou may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!
  • makanidotdot

    Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:

    1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.

    First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.  

    So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose.  I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.

     Scribble it down

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    start to put on features

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    fix stuff

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    put on more stuff

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    fix stuff again

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    erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

    Whole head is a gesture!image

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    2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first.  You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.

    So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face. 

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    That’s the simplest explanation I got.  Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!

  • Mary Creates Art

    rufftoon:

    All great tips, plus bonus Zhao.

    <3

    I feel like I just watched Zhao intensify

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