Thought I’d try my hand at animating a walk cycle! Here we have a Volcanic Ashling, pottering along. These creatures are born from the ashes of volcanoes and have a singular purpose in life; distributing seedlings! This is why we sometimes find tree species growing in places where they shouldn’t! A lot of people think it’s because of birds and animals, but we know better, don’t we? ;)
Its the year of the monkey! Had a lot of fun with this rough animation test. The character design is by the amazing @lucyf719 , if you haven’t seen her blog check out her stuff, it’s amazing! I love the design so much Ill probably do a more dynamic test in the future.
You’ll notice I don’t analyse any really complex Disney animation. Just look at how much goodness can be found in a simple little action like this! This is a scene from Wander over Yonder animated by Mercury.
*Pose A > Anticipation > Pose B Overshoot > Pose B Settle
2 things make this especially nice! -> The use of an 8 curve. -> Spacing: the hand gesture pops from the anticipation (4) to the overshoot (5) giving the action some energy.