skunkandburningtires:

Glen Keane’s 7 Animation Essentials
1. Make a Positive Statement
Do not be ambiguous in your approach.
Thumbnail until you have that clear approach and conviction.
Be bold and decisive.
2. Animate From the Heart
Feel your drawings.
Let your action be an extension of how you believe the character feels.
Put yourself in the place of the character your animating- associate.
3. Make Expressions and Attitudes Real and Living
Focus on the eyes and eyebrows, mouth and cheeks.
Always lead with the eyes.
Be sure the eyes are solid and placed securely in the head.
Study your own attitudes. Ask yourself, “Does this drawing feel the way my face feels?”
4. Draw As If You Were Sculpting
Describe the forms in dimension.
Understand the character design in 3D.
5. Animate the Forces
Allow the momentum of and already animated movement to suggest the next drawing.
Draw the leading edge of forces.
6. Visualize and Feel Dialogue
Be sure you are truly capturing the inflection, volume and tone of the dialog with proper mouth shapes.
7. Simplicity
What is the essence of your scene, your action, your expression — what is indispensable in communicating your thought?

skunkandburningtires:

Glen Keane’s 7 Animation Essentials

1. Make a Positive Statement

  • Do not be ambiguous in your approach.
  • Thumbnail until you have that clear approach and conviction.
  • Be bold and decisive.

2. Animate From the Heart

  • Feel your drawings.
  • Let your action be an extension of how you believe the character feels.
  • Put yourself in the place of the character your animating- associate.

3. Make Expressions and Attitudes Real and Living

  • Focus on the eyes and eyebrows, mouth and cheeks.
  • Always lead with the eyes.
  • Be sure the eyes are solid and placed securely in the head.
  • Study your own attitudes. Ask yourself, “Does this drawing feel the way my face feels?”

4. Draw As If You Were Sculpting

  • Describe the forms in dimension.
  • Understand the character design in 3D.

5. Animate the Forces

  • Allow the momentum of and already animated movement to suggest the next drawing.
  • Draw the leading edge of forces.

6. Visualize and Feel Dialogue

  • Be sure you are truly capturing the inflection, volume and tone of the dialog with proper mouth shapes.

7. Simplicity

  • What is the essence of your scene, your action, your expression — what is indispensable in communicating your thought?

I’m sorry but I need more Kirito and Asuna fluff or I’m going to die. I don’t like all these new girls. I want them to focus on our main epic love story.

I’ve been slaving over this for hours and it still doesn’t look right. I’ll probably redo it again. Ugamug. This is Eriu and she hurts me a lot.