So this week we had anticipation and stretch & squash added to our assignment in addition to the timing and spacing we've already learned. We were challenged to have a bouncing ball move through an obstacle course. At first this challenge was pretty tough, but once I got the concept down and decided to work in stepped mode and to block with a combination of pose to pose and straight ahead everything was great! I first blocked everything in, then I added my breakdowns, and finally added in the moving holds. When I went to splined I was soooo happy to see that all my hard work in blocking really paid off! My animation stayed exactly the same! I didn't have any floating or drifting! After a couple of days of polishing this is my end result.
We also had to do a pose to convey the emotion "devastation". Below is my pose.
Overall, I've learned a TON in just 5 weeks! I'm soooo excited for what my future holds in animation and I'm sooo thankful for Animation Mentor for giving this opportunity to finally follow my dream! More to come next week!