Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lesson 4

I decided today that I would take the leap to lesson 4 in John K's $100,000 Animation School.

I started with the rabbit because that's how I have the print-outs ordered. This first scan is my first and second attempts, the drawing on top has notes that I made before I checked it against Preston's originals on the computer. Which admittedly was a terrible mistake.

So I checked both copies lining them up as best I could and found out that I was totally wrong about the fists, but was right that I had the body too long. I marked my corrections and attempted to construct the rabbit once more.

This seemed a lot closer, and indeed was, but I feel that it somehow degenerated but couldn't place my finger on it.

Rescanned and checked in photoshop, sure enough the legs are more out of tune than ever and the head is still to small, but now I know where I'm weakest, judging horizontal proportions and placing things that I can't easily map out.

Any suggestions or techniques on how to map these out more logically would be greatly appreciated.

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