Saturday, February 27, 2010
To follow up on the post below; the other advantage of doing the character designs after a rough board, is that I can design the characters with wonderful, exaggerated, highly emoting expressions, because I can see exactly what the reaction shot is about, what a line of dialog is supposed to convey, and what emotions a character has in any given scene. The normal way of doing the designs first and the board second, often leads to designs with generic, bland, or expressionless expressions. And then it is usually up to the board artist to add all the emotion and acting. I'm just doing it in reverse, and using the actual designs in my animation.