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Tutorial 8 Push your Poses

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#8 in a series of 12 tutorial sheets created for the SpongeBob crew in 2005 (4th season) on "Pushing Your Poses." You can often turn a plain old pose into something much more expressive...just treat your drawing as an actor and "ham it up!" Exaggerate the acting and put the most emphasis where the emotion affects the movement.

This sheet is basically a demonstration of the "line of action" principles from the earlier tutorials. Dynamic angles (see tutorial #7 ) have also been used to replace the more straight-up-and-down weaker poses.

More in this series:

Check out lots of free video tutorials on my blog at >> [link] << See you there!
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Torchu325's avatar
Pose pushing was used at Carbunkle Cartoons by Kelly Armstrong. Whereas many animators tone down poses, she turns them up.