I had one of those days at work where i just felt like i wasn't getting the appeal in my poses i was looking for. There's probably a lot of factors at play, like the guy i sit next too whose fricking awesome or the weird bird's eye camera angle i got stuck with, but regardless i just wasn't getting that appeal i wanted today. So i thought for today's pose-a-day (and maybe the next few) i'd turn to the masters of appeal for inspiration. Disney.
Using the website: http://animationarchive.net/Model%20Sheets/
I started looking at old model sheets from 2d films. I looked for a nice pose to transpose onto the malcom rig. As with the photos i normally use i just took the disney character as a started and thought about how malcom would do the same pose. Here's the result:
Oh yah. Guess I'm doing this again too! I started getting up in just working on my new shot and neglecting my gesture sketching and Pose A Days. It's easy to get caught up in a shot, but i have to remember that this stuff (gesture sketches and pose a day) is equally important to my growth as an animator.
Hey Hey there! Trying out another new rig today. This one is called 'Malcom' and he's brand new from the dudes over at animschool. This rig is pretty crazy! It's very appealing to say the least, it's a full on feature quality rig, and did i mention it's free?!?! I gotta say, coming from Animation Mentor, (where are rigs are no slouch either) the controls on this rig are pretty overwhelming! Hundreds. I mean the GUI (which i usually don't use, i like to just select curves) looks like a friggin jet dashboard. It's gonna take a lot of playing around on this guy to get the hang of things. Here's my first pose with this crazy ol' character. I changed the expression as the pose kinda looked like he was beckoning to dog or cat to me..
you can download Malcom FOR FREE here:http://www.animschool.com/DownloadOffer.aspx
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