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Snail (C + C)

on: April 25, 2017, 10:50:54 pm

Hi there,
I made this snail a bit ago, and I feel pretty good about the drawing itself, but I'm not crazy about how the animation turned out. I wanted his head to go back/away from the viewer, and then forward/towards the viewer. I'm not really sure how to make that read. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

I was also trying the make the shell turn a bit. Do you guys know of any tutorials that help you understand the way something would rotate?
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 02:26:50 am by CosmosCentric »

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Re: Snail

Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 11:05:56 pm
Instead of moving the whole head try to instead subtly change the edge lines and angling on the eyestalks
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Re: Snail

Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 09:04:59 am
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Thank you for the advice. I think this is significantly better, but I feel he's a bit stiff.

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Re: Snail

Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 09:15:06 am
Try a full ripple along the bottom edge

Edit: also, for the head, he's tilting unevenly. Doesn't come back towards camera enough.
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Re: Snail (C + C)

Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 10:10:59 pm
I was having a lot of trouble visualizing the head angle change, so I decide to try drawing it as a box first. Do you think it's worth it to keep working on this creature, or would my time be better spent doing simpler animation exercises? Or should I try to redraw him completely with the animation in mind? I feel I might be a bit out of my league with this one.
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Re: Snail (C + C)

Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 11:23:24 pm
your problem seems to be you going for a way more extreme movement than is really necessary! You want to shoot for just a subtle turn, not a full on WHOO WOAH WHODAT GOTTA SEE IT ALL twist!
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