Thursday, July 31, 2014

A few Staging Layouts

In our short spring term we had a class about staging techniques. Basically we got the opportunity to bang out a bunch of new layouts. I learned a lot about using three point perspective and got way more confident in my backgrounds and understanding of perspective in general. I'm gonna include all the layouts in this post, since they're all related. But please don't forget that each of these took hours to do! Layout ain't easy!
We started by doing a town view:
This was basically our introduction to three point perspective. 
We were given a script that takes place in a western town, and then we had to do a two point perspective background and pose our characters in it!  This was a little bit like storyboarding, but these kinds of pose sheets are what an animator would be given before they begin animating a scene. That way they know how big to make the characters, and the range of movement they'll have on the page. 

And lastly we did a one point perspective drawing of the town, to provide another perspective shot for our location. 

 So that's it for my western town! This project really helped me wrap my mind around perspective, thank you Tara! I really had to rely on my instructors a lot this year when it came to layouts, as I find them difficult. With their help I pulled through though.

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