Sunday, 16 March 2014

Ryan Woodward

Animator and storyboard artist, Ryan Woodward, has worked on animated feature films such as The Iron Giant, The Powerpuff Girls The Movie, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, and feature films such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World.

Woodwards animation style is beautifully presented with in the frame, as he uses a mixture of long and medium shots, to emphasise the movement of the characters.
The characters are drawn sketchily with the use of a graphic tablet and a digital program such as photoshop, however the movement is fluid, smooth and kinetic as the different actions and poses created flow into another. Woodward uses anticipation and secondary actions to the main action that makes it all that more alive; it gives personality to the character and makes the audience connect with the characters through how little movements, a twitch of sort, defines them.

Woodwards animation style relating to the characters remind me of an life drawing approach to his work through the use of contoured lines that capture the main stance of the character, with tints of shade to give volume to the body.

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