I am totally on this artsy fartsy kick with all these artist types I've been posting! I've always loved studying dance. I can remember being sick and home from school studying "Riverdance" when I was 11. That's where I really started learning about weight in locomotion I think. Dance is perfect for study because they accentuate the natural things we do and present them to you in a much more beautiful manner. Ya know, like their arcs are always perfect and such, their timing, the list goes on. I guess the danger is that I personally feel sometimes animated performances can feel "too perfect". I love mistakes in animation, a little stumble here, reaching to grab something and missing, all that kind of stuff every single one of us does. There's this great shot in "Jaws" where Brody reaches for a telephone in the morning at his house. There are 2 on top of eachother. He grabs the one on top and says "Hello". Frows, hangs it up and picks the other on up. I dunno, that shots has always felt real too me because of the imperfection in it. Man, all this performance talk is making me me miss animating!!
I decided to post these ruffs I did today. I don't usually post my ruffs... but I liked these, so I hope you do to! Later!