25 Construction Observations Useful in Animation
Humans, most animals, and to a degree cartoon characters are constructed on a solid-flexible, solid-flexible basis:
A cartoon character is more flexile, but the principle of solid-flexible is applicable because all the same parts are there — they are merely caricatured.
The solid and flexible parts of a character’s head can be used to great advantage in animation; for instance in dialog or in an open mouth stretch:
The stretch will mean more if you can first give some sense of the normal; for instance ...