Follow-Through and Overlapping Action
Things don’t come to a stop all at once, guys; first there’s one part and then another.
– The Illusion of Life, Disney Animation – Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
In any animation, follow-through and overlap are critical principles in creating motion that supports and re-enforces the initial main motion. Both principles can be applied to an animation sequence as a theatrical device, although follow-through and overlap are employed more commonly in animation to mimic the effects of object movement in the real world.
The opposite of anticipation, follow-through is commonly seen in natural movement ...