Isn’t this difficult? The ratio. I shouldn’t change the position of the neck? Well, that’s part of the challenge!
– ehh? Thank you for coming! This time Uchida-san and Hinoe-san are here Animation is always taught by Hinoe-san And Uchida-san is Cyber Punk….huge! Live manga….no, Manga Live Paint She is doing it in many places but… The challenge this time is, using the drawing Uchida-san makes, and turn it into animation A challenge to draw the original keyframe I’ve never drawn that before With your advice Hinoe-san, where should we start? Going from face side view to front view? From side to face front? If it’s a head turn, which character will you choose? What about that person from design festa? When drawing the keyframe drawing, there is a frame so it’s better to use this It’s our usual layout paper
-It looks authentic. How cool You’re an animator now
– I have just become an animator So I just draw a face looking sideways?
-Yes And the size, it’s ok as long as it fits in here?
-Yes Oh, probably don’t need that much detail huh? Helmets might be a bit of a hassle, no?
-What do you think, Hinoe-san? She always draws Cyber punk characters with helmets on -Well… Sometimes hair becomes quite the hassle, so sometimes pictures with such accessories might turn out to be easier to draw For a keyframe drawing, should draw more detail? For now, let’s keep it rough to just get the idea
-ok Side of the face… -Once you’ve done a page, let’s use this
-I’ve seen that tool This is called the Tap Let’s draw something with a movement So with this ratio, I have to draw it facing this way? So hard! hard This time he has to face the front?
-Yes Hard…isn’t this hard? The ratio? I shouldn’t change the position of the neck? That’s part of the challenge
-Oh my how difficult! Never done this Normally there is a basic rule, and you collect your elements based on that Oh right. this means I have to align the positions People will figure out how off my composition is Animation reveals many things
-It’s hard I have to imagine many things about how it would look This is hard You say it’s difficult but you’re naturally drawing it really well!
– it’s so hard What should I do here? It’s out of the frame If you draw the helmet smaller, it’s maybe easier to see Maybe you can show more
-I have a tendency to show it big You’re always drawing on walls so you draw it big Always drawing it big For me, I have never drawn on such a huge canvas so I think it’s amazing The opposite Ok, let’s turn it off and wanna check it yourself? Amazing. A person who was in manga does an animation challenge all of a sudden It’s quite fun It’ll be fun when the hair moves Animation is something companies make so people don’t think to make animation from their manga themselves Well right now, the technology has advanced so even when you’re an individual you can make flash animation Oh I have done flash once Just only once
– is that so? I did a flash animation of a vocaloid once It was so hard
-I want to see it It’s on YouTube Ok, it’s done! Please give her advice! Adjustments or anything or about the approach? When you normally think of head turning If this is the starting point, The body comes around here, because the body moves as well I see This looks more natural The body is moving a little bit as well so… so you are thinking well here It is looking good Other thing is, well a face turning is something like this so, Last time when we did a face turning video, I pointed out as well If we start by adding 3 sheets in between We ask for inbetweens to be done like this I would want around 3 sheets When a person changes what they’re looking at without noticing they will close their eyes briefly then a half closed eye followed by an open eye When you look at normal animation closely, you see an open and closing of the eyes Open and close! I have seen this line before I saw it on a storyboard and was wondering what it was. The expression in manga where people are noisy
-Yes, I’ve seen that It often gets mistaken for that
-I see That’s all I can point out for turning of the face Let’s have some cleaned up linework for the next video part and we can also adjust the position Shift a little On the first sheet, you can use the layout paper but when you are drawing normally, you can use these You don’t need these papers with dark lines when you are drawing keyframe drawings? This indicated On what you can see when shown on TV It’s good if you draw the lines clearly enough that the coloring bleed out Are you going to color with bucket tool? In the finishing stage we will color using the PC and add color in one go Are there still people who can do cell animation? Well, there are people who can do it, but the company making the paint is gone so, It’s gone!? I see Tone may also become extinct I don’t need shadow?
-This time line art alone is enough Next is Frame 5, out
-Out The work of animators is godly… Thank you Consider how much shift will make the turn look natural Flip to the drawing on the bottom and think Around here? Now when you know the position, take off the sheet above and Attach the bottom drawing and the rough sketch, by taking this off Aligning the position and clamp with this
I see! So many tools Clamp with this? Now you can draw
-I see, I just have to trace it Almost the same drawing but shifted sideways
-true So hard Before you pass to the animators, should you erase it and make it a clear one line? As long as it can be judged clearly during the trace stage it’s fine Right. If you have many lines, you don’t know which is the correct one Animators are amazing. It actually becomes the artist’s drawing But they don’t get it close enough so there are directors So the director modifies it when it is not similar enough And to unify as one big work, there is the general director as well Ah, to make it even more natural? Recently the sponsors aren’t satisfied if the characters look too different Before, when the director on that episode unified the episode it was ok but now.. I saw the old anime and the characters looked quite different on each episode depending on the director Yes, it was fun seeing the differences but… My friend was saying, “Next episode will be this director so it’s going to be good” She was an Otaku. So individuality comes out in the drawing, does that happen? For Sailor Moon you can tell it’s totally different on each episode Yes, sometimes it looked like Rayearth Now it doesn’t exist? No more of the drawings going “wild”? I think personality is important but… Done?
– made him turn around Lastly, let’s check it Turn the light off Position is not right If you were to draw an animation, As an animator, even when you are told the frame is until here you still draw to the very edge Even when the video is made, you feel like you still want to shift it up to here you still can adjust And earthquake effect Shaking shaking Yes sometimes for earthquakes the frame shifts around
-It actually exists? Yes, in those cases we scan quite widely and zoom in the frame until here and go like this and shake I see I will write in directions “small medium and large” Screen shake small, medium and large When you align the lines like this so it’s easy to tell It will easy for the animator to add the inbetween What a beautiful line Something like this Let’s add an inbetween to this Oh my, I already feel like it’s moving You really want to see your own manga moving Every comicker dreams of having their work turn into anime