I love to draw. Even though I do almost all of my animation in the computer, drawing always helps me plan my shot and clarify my idea. Sometimes I'll think up some poses in my head, draw them out, and then act them out for my reference video. This way I can try and work out anything too cliche' or to see if my movement is natural enough working these poses in. Either way I'll study my reference, and do a few more drawings. If I'm in a hurry I'll just find the key poses in my video reference and drawing directly over the video using a program called Flash. Either way no matter how "bad" the drawings are its always a good process that helps me think a little more detailed about each pose. 

AuthorJake Hawley