REFERENCES or How to find inspiration for your shot?

Hi everybody (Translation in progress),

When he is studying illustration, the school principal used to say: “We are big on the shoulders of giants”

If you are lucky to work in a studio, and you will have available the storyboards, las animaticas, recordings of actors , the work of the department of art and animation department preproduction (Tests, reference videos, bibles characters,…) which will help enough to create your plane.

But however extensive it all this material, I only give you a starting point…

Your best ally for documentaros and increase the quality of your internet will obviously actings, because it puts at your disposal a database of almost infinite…In counterpart, if you do not know how or to look, It is easy to get distracted and lose the day (as finishing watching videos of kittens, for example…)

That's why, I leave my here methodology when looking for reference and not get lost along the way:

The first step, will be search youtube film sequences such actor or character that resemble your plane. Will allow you to throw yourself into the character and direct your acting.

Nothing better than a good video own reference for understanding the dynamics body. But occasionally we face that we can not perform movements. So it comes well have a look at these different databases to understand the movement, biomechanics, the weight and balance:
Reference! Reference!
Endless Reference’s channel
Rhino House
Global Zoo
Popular Actions channel

The next step is to find photos to find attitudes poses, ie representing poses a whole body what a character is thinking or feeling. There I fixed on the lines of action, poses and facial hands.
Google : Pose
Pinterest : Types poses

Personally, I turn greatly animated GIFs to document myself to actings. This format is widely used today to illustrate conversations in chat rooms or forums and tend to synthesize some specific messages. I usually associate the word gif in the google search engine with a type of emotion or expression to find gestures and timing information.
Emotion & Reaction GIFs
Reaction GIFs – Say it with a GIF!
Getty Images

At last, to motivate and inspire the work of great artists, Indeed a look at some libraries of drawings and animation to give exaggeration appeal and my acting.
Frame by frame
Living Lines Library
Too many disney gifs
Disney Screencaps

Once you may have all this material, you can do a quick edit in Quicktime for just stay with the items that interest you. ( Usad the Rotate, Flip, etc…)

I hope that was usefull…
Keep animating!!!



2 Replies to "REFERENCES or How to draw inspiration for their plane?”

  1. Nyc information regarding for animation…. I am so fresher…… I am from India… My dream I become best animator….. Pls help sir….how create story boards…how improve body machines information

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