Many times animation, and art in general, can feel tedious. When you’re working on a single scene or clip for weeks at a time, it isn’t hard to become tired of the same old same old. The key becomes understanding WHY you’re feeling that way, and one of the reasons may be a simple lack of challenge.
Archive for 10 Second Tips
Animator Island brings you lots of tips and tricks to add to your skill set in order to improve along your animation journey. Today, though, we discuss what you may already be doing that is seriously harming your artistic reputation!
Today’s 10 Second Animation tip comes from the Twitter account of Dreamworks animator Kevan Shorey. It’s a good reminder and tip on keeping that spark of life you often find in your animatic or blocking, all the way to the end of your project.
Sound plays an integral part in animation. In most cases the art follows the path of the music or dialogue, not the other way around. Sometimes, though, this can be a detriment as you work and the best thing you can do to improve is…
As an animator you better be observing your fellow humans, their behavior and gestures all the time. You will find things, you would never have thought of, that can bring your animation to a whole new level of quality.
Have a look at this situation that happened during the very exciting UEFA soccer game Netherlands (in the orange shirts) vs. Germany (in the white shirts).
Today’s 10 second tip is about a simple, but very effective trick to improve the appeal and dynamic of your poses: Lean the body!