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Woo, I think I just had an epiphany about my Shoes fic's theme. I think it's about 'letting go'. (which... I may decide I was stupid to think that later on... but right now, it makes sense) So, all the passive stuff that seemed like bad fiction might be a good thing. ...well, I did say 'might'.
Hm... while I'm writing something, since I'm horrible with creating characters, I think I'll try doing something with the The Shadow characters for the animation study. ...late decision...
I feel like I'm getting somewhere on the planning for my Shoes fic (yay :D ). But, I'm kind'a procrastinating the animation study thing...
why does drawing sometimes have to be so difficult? ...the quick Mozenrath animation thing seems to be giving me a lot of issues, even just in little stick-figure-ish thumbs. ...The Sadira animation wasn't that difficult.
so very many paths this animation could go in. D: I don't think anything I've tried before had so many options. ...of course, I'm going to end up picking the worst possible option and it'll look like cardboard cutouts instead of characters.
hm... maybe I should remove this status update thing. I get the feeling I'm starting to abuse it: "I'm bored - I think I'll talk about it."
Ack. I just cut the back of my ring finger because I accidentally held an x-acto knife like a pencil (when not using).
This is probably going to be bad come Monday when I want to work on my animation study. >_<


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Don't look at my week fourteen! D: No, you can't see iiiit. ...much fail. v_v I couldn't figure out the posing/anatomy. And I couldn't really get reference for it. I mean, I did try recording myself acting it out, but, it's kind of hard to act something like that out (...or see exactly what's happening when I'm wearing a heavy shirt). So... I kind'a avoided working on it... and completely missed week fifteen, too... But, I did work on the planning for my Shoes fic while procrastinating (...still don't have that figured out. But I feel it's closer. Closer to figuring out the order the scenes are supposed to be in).
So... what I was wanting to try animating, was a scene from an alternate Aladdin movie ficlet that starts (this scene, that is) with a long-shot to establish the setting, and Mozenrath appearing with a bit of magic. Cue mid-shot. He's kind'a out of it, tired, looks around and sees he's safe, then passes out. (glance at my footer, that sniplet is related :D) His motion should be smooth and flowy. (The issue with trying to figure out the posing was that I wasn't sure how far he should lean while he looks from one side to the other, or how his body should move while turning - just leaning to one foot and moving his head, or twisting his upper body while looking) Thinking about Exaggeration, I figured the important things about the shot was to show he's half awake, show him realize it's safe, and show him passing out. So those are the things that should have the emphasis or Exaggeration. ...Which means he shouldn't look drunk and him looking around shouldn't take the focus. ...I'd kind'a like to figure out the shot more and get it to work, but it'd have to be later. ...or I'd keep procrastinating it and end up not finishing the study.

Stuff about Exaggeration (I used to have these in order of usefulness, but they somehow got out of order and now I can't remember their order):
The Illusion of Life, p65-66……………………

...This week's going to be hard. I'm horrible with designing characters. Or clothing. Or personalities. (dread, dread) But, on the other hand, thinking of how to show a character's personality sounds kind of fun (which might be why I'd created this week's assignment as I had).
So, from the Illusion of Life book, it sounded like Appeal had less to do with 'cute' and more to do with personality. Because the audience likes characters they can relate to. So, more personality = more appeal, right? But, perhaps I'll prove myself wrong when I try researching the principle.

Week 16: Appeal (part 1)
    Study and understand this principle.
    Create three characters who have appeal. Have those characters’ colors, clothing choices, body type, posture, mannerisms, type of movement (fast, slow, etc), and possible props work together to tell who these characters are. (tip: a character's name can also be important. link ) Else, if too difficult, create one character, and look at two existing characters with these things in mind.
    Create a model sheet for at least one of your characters. Also draw their faces in a couple different expressions to show how their faces can change.
    Explain what makes these three characters appealing.
    Show your character(s) to someone else and ask them if they look like interesting characters. Can they tell what kind of person (or creature) they are? Can you make your character(s) any more appealing?
    Think of an animation for each character that would show the characters’ personalities, and with the goal of making a viewer feel what the character feels. If there's time, either animate or draw the key frames/poses for at least one of these animations (or whichever is of your own character).

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You think I should try quickly animating... (see my comment for more info) ? 

3 deviants said Mozenrath and Jasmine arguing - both angry, then Jasmine sheepish(?), Mozenrath relaxed/superior (leans against wall).
2 deviants said Mozenrath falling asleep on his feet (or falling unconscious) after an ordeal
1 deviant said Jasmine and Mozenrath talking - Jasmine suspicious/amused, then surprised, then confused, then both of them worried/deep in thought (this time they’re on the same side - for now)
No deviants said Mozenrath - trying to figure something out, realization, urgency, surprise/fear (rushes to reach something, then drops it in surprise)
No deviants said None of the above
No deviants said no opinion (why do you keep asking us this stuff?)


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