HERE’S A GREAT RESOURCE For those of you who want/have muscular trolls!
These are all olympic athletes at different heights and natural body types! It’s a good idea to get a look at how muscle builds and compacts differently depending on what it’s used for. A good thing to remember is also that six pack abs don’t actually indicate how strong someone is! They’re usually cultivated for show, because in someone who has functional muscle, the muscle is insulated and compact, giving them a more ‘solid’ sort of look!
As you can see in the body builders (who dehydrate themselves to make their muscle stand out more) the muscles are overdefined for the sake of being very visible and showy! But the weightlifters and wrestlers are incredibly dense and compact!
You can see my storyboard animatic here (although the original had music, but like I mentioned, my placeholder music was by Joe Hisaishi, you know, Miyazaki’s composer, so it’s not really legal to upload it).
This tut differs a bit from my dA version, because tumblr lets me put the combination of gifs and jpegs :D.
Here’s a book that will really help you start animating:
I ask that no one removes the credit or source for this tutorial/guide please. thanks :)
Ack, I completely forgot to add that before you guys do backgrounds and animation and after you have a satisfactory storyboard animatic, it’s good to come up with a colour-script for your film so you know how your film feels with which colours, etc.