I am currently making a portfolio for an application towards an animation bachelor. They are kinda strict and really want most things to be related to animation. I have studied some fundamentals of art and croqui and stuff, though it kinda bugs me that I don’t truly feel like I have grasped the difference between animation gesture and art gesture.
Well I feel like I have grasped the form better from long times study, though it does not feel like I have improved in solidity nor constructions of characters.
I have confident lines on short poses, though it does not have much construction, nor do I get the same feelings as many great animators and gesture drawings.
Furthermore I have also done both short gesture drawings and long studies, though I only get 3 days to practice more on one thing than the other.
Long studies goes with long poses at 30 minutes to 2 hours. Short poses lasts from 1 minute - 5 minutes.
Like 2 days of short gesture, 1 day of long study.
Or 2 days of long study and 1 day of short posing.
Also I have heard that some great animators claims that gestures can be seen as actions rather than poses. It makes sense though is that what I am supposed to go for? And how important is long studies compared to gesture drawings then?