You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!

makanidotdot:

Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:

1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.

First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.  

So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose.  I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.

 Scribble it down

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start to put on features

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fix stuff

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put on more stuff

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fix stuff again

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erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

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2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first.  You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.

So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face. 

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That’s the simplest explanation I got.  Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!

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» OK this Emofuri thing is confusing, let’s try Live2d’s Cubism!

retkikosmos:

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the software is similar to emote/emofuri, a little more complicated though, with modeling, texture maps and set up is different, but at least it’s in English! with an extensive how to manual and dozens of sample models to play around with 

there’s free version you can download

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I picked up this program almost instantly, after struggling with emofuri all day (T^T I’ll try again another time), I really just wanna jump into this style of animating

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Pretty sure Fili is taller, because I remember an interview when they asked Dean what he liked about his character and he said something like ‘being the tall one for once’ since irl Aidan is taller than him

I went according to Weta’s chart after I realized I made a mistake

Might have been a joke in the interview?D: 

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bosmitze:

Awesome tips

all night doodles to pass the time until there is a free bed for me to sleep on

u can see where i began to lose my mind

artrubzow:

If you cant attend life drawing sessions. This is the best thing for you

Let me show you something I recently found : Croquis Cafe!

You get to see models of different colors and shapes in a life drawing setting. They move and breath while posing (breathing like in real life :O) ambient music is playing in the background and you have 1, 2  and 5 minute sessions. I find it very helpful , you should try it.

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imaginekaijus SAID: THORIN: LFG FOR TBE WHISPER FOR INVITE, NEED ROGUE WITH BURGLAR W/ SKILL LVL AT 250 NO MORE WARRIORS

OMFG HAHAHA

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im keeping this because it is an important record of brilliance

y’all don’t have to read below the cut, its for my reference

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