Craft Ideas for Adults | 28 July 2017Flip Book Animations: Jumps Share article facebook twitter google pinterest A flip book is a series of pictures that have a slight change from each page to the next to create the illusion of animation. Flipping Out: The Art of Flip Book Animation shows you how to create the illusion of a jump. A jump can start from a static position, or it can follow a walk or run. Wherever the jump starts, there must be an anticipation pose before the action can take place. This is when the body prepares itself to jump. Keep in mind that during an animated jump, a character’s body reacts the same way as in the bouncing ball exercise on page 14: The body contracts before the jump and stretches during it. Before animating a jump, plan its trajectory and how much space it will require. You can use lines of action to easily define the curve of a jump. Mark these following the lines of the character’s head, waistline, knees, and feet. Then begin loosely tracing the different stages of the jump. Trace your drawings into a flip book, and test your animation. If everything looks good, clean up the drawings, and add some color. TIP: Before creating a walk cycle, run cycle, or jump, sketch your character on a piece of scratch paper, and use this as a guideline to trace over. This will keep the main features and proportions consistent. Buy from an Online Retailer US: Learn to create an animated flip book from start to finish! Flipping Out: The Art of Flip Book Animation guides readers through the entire flip book animation process, from brainstorming and storyboarding, to drawing, adding color, and more. Aspiring animators will learn all of the skills to create flip books of their own, including keyframes, in-betweens, animating characters, and binding their animations into a book. Using the enclosed drawing pencil and step-by-step lessons as a guide, readers can then animate and personalize the two blank flip books included inside. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.