freeglassart said: 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!
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
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
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.
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!
it’s nice to see how others do stuff like this, everyone is different but there’s something to learn from everybody!
Japanese manga style elementary school tmnt. magazine for children.
custom mod and repaint #Crosshairs looking photogenic. #Transformers #AOE #autobots #TF4 #movieverse #bayverse #tffansunite
omg I’m in love with this custom ;A; So beautiful I wanna cry.
What did you use for mods, OP?
main tools of the trade: Testors enamel paint and Model Masters, and a heated Testors hobby knife.. not to mention a world of patience. :P
not in the picture are two functioning vinyl cloth material parachutes that peg into his back.
Did you pull apart he pieces to paint him? I’m in the process and noticed that I’d have to remove the pins off his limbs to properly paint certain areas that are hidden. The main problem I’m facing is not that though, but how to pull away the hands. XD