I did a couple of passes for this same shot. This one is a very short yet hard shot for me to do.
My 1st pass is a very old take, and the early design of the character didn’t really have a focused direction - so it needed to be redone for sure. I realize he’s probably doing a bit too much for this scene; it being borderline over-acted.
The 2nd pass was definitely a lot more controlled, but I felt it lacked the intensity from the 1st pass. It was not dynamic enough, and the character felt like he wasn’t emotionally in the scene. It felt like he was just gliding to the poses, so it didn’t really have enough character to it. (Also, it’s evenly timed…)
The 3rd pass, I actually got advice and feedback from my friend Rune - who helped me figure out the poses. Draftsmanship and clear drawing are some of my wain weaknesses, so its always great to have someone else point out what causes the issues. Its pushed, yet more controlled and simplified. The gun leaving the screen as he swings adds a dynamism to the animation. It’s much snappier, for this being part of an action segment; it makes sense. I’ll have to come back and fix the drawing a bit so its a bit closer to the model of the 2nd, but I definitely learned a lot from re doing this shot a bunch.
“This is me saying please,” Viveka started when she stopped the person by the door. “Come with me to the Valentino store opening today. They have some special stuff there today. I don’t wanna miss it.”
Please continue the story with chirrut and baze with the little alien girl!
Honestly, this would be about 3,000 words about how she was so tiny in Baze’s hands and how Chirrut would sing terrible bawdy songs after he worked his way through the lullabies, and then both of them blaming each other for her bad habits of causing trouble and fighting everyone.
But I have a massive weakness for accidental baby acquisition so have a bit more (continuation of this)
They named her Saya, after Baze’s grandmother. She was quiet that first week, although she screamed like the winter winds if either put her down for more than a minute They repurposed one of Chirrut’s sashes into a sling so that she was cradled to their chests, her head over their hearts.
“She is as demanding as you,” Baze said. Chirrut was on Saya duty as Baze prepared their evening meal. “Her face is very expressive.”
“What does she look like now?” Chirrut asked. He caught Saya’s hand, gently unfolding her small fist as she settled.
“Displeased,” said Baze. “Her nose is scrunched up. She’ll be a terror when she’s grown.”
Your animal sketches are sO PRECIOUS AW I want to cuddle all of them!!! Do you have any tips for drawing animals better? It's one of my weak points in art and I would like to practice it more. Thanks :)
Just break them down into basic shapes! That’s what I did, following what I’ve been taught in my schooling.