Anyway, the teacher noticed something I already realized, which was that my character was way too stiff. Even after umpteen weeks of this class, and dozens of animation books imploring me to draw everything with a “line of action” in mind, I still have a tendency to want to turn every figure into a right angle. It’s a really hard habit to break.
So, I adjusted my figure a little, and re-inked it, digitally. Do you notice the improvement? Because there’s a smooth, imaginary arc from my back leg to my hand, it does a better job at implying movment, and the direction of that movement.
Really, I should be even more bent, but I didn’t want to reinvent the whole composition of the picture.
Of course, digital inking always looks a little flat compared to real ink, but I can always play with that in Photoshop:
Speaking of which, looks like a rainy day tomorrow, so I’ll sit in and finally finish Bob Hope!