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    Tips on making rough animatics?

    I've been making rough animatics for my 3D animation project since the last 2 months and one thing that I've noticed is I get frustrated at it since I keep on changing art styles without realizing it. I also noticed that i'm really slow at drawing and I keep on using the ctrl+z or the eraser tool which is probably one of the main reasons why i'm not progressing fast enough. Anyone care to share any tips on how to make animatics look more professional? Thank you


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    Looks like you need to learn to draw, but without a sample animatic it is impossible to guide you.
    Do you have a link to your work?
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    https://youtu.be/tZh0kMtex0U I really want to execute the drawings neatly but I still need to learn alot in a short period of time (I have to finish this and another batch of animatics within this month) which seems really impossible for me, but I still want to try.

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    I suggest you simplify your drawings, stop scribbling, and leave out tone.
    Drop animations unless essential to communicate your intentions.

    Most of the time, I have no idea what is going on, which is a severe issue, as the purpose of an animatic is to communicate the story. This is really a storytelling issue, not so much a drawing problem.
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    Actually I was impressed with this animatic. The first 40 seconds were really strong to me. There were some nice compositions. After that I could tell what was going on, but the drawings were more shaky and used a lot more lines than they needed. But personally i feel that I know what the story was.

    Don't think of your work as being a sketch, or sketchy just think simple.
    I think as you just get more practice drawing -- drawing people especially -- these problems will take care of themselves.

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    About the storytelling issue in the animatics; I agree, the timing isn't quite right since most of the scenes should have a dialogue audio in them (Voice recording doesn't start until next week) and yes I did rush quite a few scenes which would leave the audience confused about the story is about unless they read the manuscript, tho this is just a test animatics and it should be updated next week hopefully. I appreciate the feedback thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeCowan View Post
    Actually I was impressed with this animatic. The first 40 seconds were really strong to me. There were some nice compositions. After that I could tell what was going on, but the drawings were more shaky and used a lot more lines than they needed. But personally i feel that I know what the story was.

    Don't think of your work as being a sketch, or sketchy just think simple.
    I think as you just get more practice drawing -- drawing people especially -- these problems will take care of themselves.
    Thank you this means alot! The animatic begs for a complete re-edit (have to do it next week) and hopefully by then I could introduce to the audience what the story is really about.

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