Thinking and practise, 12 Principles of animation!

Paraphrased from the “Illusion Of Life” by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston.(pp.47-69)

1. Squash and stretch
2. Anticipation
3. Staging
4. Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose

5. Follow Through and Overlapping Action

6. Slow In and Slow Out

7. Arcs
8. Secondary Action

9. Timing

10. Exaggeration

11. Solid Drawing

12. Appeal

Today I looked at a few of the basic principles of animation to give a solid more character. I looked at squashing and stretching, adding exaggeration, timing and spacing, timing spacing and erasing.

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