Straight Ahead Action / Pose-to-Pose


Module 2: Key anime drawing techniques

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Original Picture (Key Picture) and Movie (In-Between)

In this lesson, students will learn the terms Key Animation and In-Between Animation. An anime drawing program is incomplete without learning the techniques Straight Ahead and Pose-to-Pose and how each is used for different scenes.

Rules of Rotation

The rule of rotation is hidden in many movements of anime characters. Students will learn how to draw the swirling motion of anime hair, the swinging of a sword or when a character delivers a roundhouse kick and punch.

Basics of Perspective and Depth

The final rule on how to draw anime sequences convincingly is Perspective. Students will be taught the two rules of expressing space and depth to accurately depict a character’s back-to-front motion.