In the tradition of the GAINAX “Groundwork of” books, I decided to showcase my own animation from “Her Lion’s Jump” as a bonus content to this blog. This was a short scene, so I decided to include all the frames, but for future posts in this series, I’ll try and keep the pages limited to key frames, with the occasional in between here and there. Unfortunately, I never had time to scan the layout drawings (which were incredibly messy by the way, but it would probably give you a better idea of my process) but if people want to see more, I guess I’ll try and find some stored away in boxes and scan them. Either way, I wish more animation studios would publish books that showcase animation art like this; as far as I know only GAINAX publishes them for most of their tv series and features. So, here’s to promoting an appreciation for animation.
PS: I’ll be collecting these types of posts in the “Groundwork” category on the side bar, and expect it to show up on a “Goodies” page that will appear on this blog soon.