Saturday, 18 July 2015

Hand Drawn 2d Animation Tutorial – How to Draw a Character Running towards the Camera Frame

AMB Animation Academy presents this detailed step by step tutorial on Traditional Hand Drawn 2d character animation. The scene is a female character similar to the popular 'Disney Princess' style of characters Running towards the camera and exiting the frame. Animating a run cycle or running action is a fundamental basic essential in character animation. Making the character run towards the screen in 3d perspective is a step above the basic animation cycle. This tutorial explains in detail via step by step instruction how to work out the perspective and then key frame poses of the running action. The educational video outlines the process of sketching key frames and extreme poses and then making breakdown drawings that go in between the key images. It also covers secondary elements such as animating hair, bouncing breasts and clothing. The next step in the process is to make a spacing chart that will determine the timing of the scene and placement of the in-between drawings. In-betweens are essential frames that have to be drawn by the assistant animator to finalise the animation and give it a flowing, smooth finish. Ideally the key frames and break down frames should go through the clean-up process before the in-between drawings are made. The tutorial concludes by explaining how to make the in between drawings in accordance to the spacing chart. Then the final animation is demonstrated. The tutorial comes with a detailed study companion pack that can be downloaded here The Animation was created using Toon Boom Storyboard Pro version 4.1 and a Wacom Cintiq.

Animation Study Companion Pack

Get the Animation test!

Animation Mentoring, Consultation, Lessons, Tutorials and Guidance.

Join the AMB Animation Academy Facebook Community -

No comments:

Post a Comment