Chapter 2. Figure Drawing for Storyboard and Animation

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In this chapter from Animation: From Concepts and Productionauthor Hannes Rall highlights the ways in which drawing for storyboard and animation differ from classic academic training. He places importance upon capturing the essence of movement in one's work, and how understanding the body's motion and center of gravity can facilitate the appearance of anatomical reality. This insight is also applied to animal drawings; Rall recommends nature studies for analysis and replication of animals' complex movements. Drawing exercises are outlined following each section so readers can put their knowledge into practice.