Balance (Proko's Figure Fundamentals)
Hi! I've been learning balance for about 3 days. Here are some things I've learned. I would appreciate any feedback, and please fill in the gaps of my limited knowledge. I mainly struggled with creating action poses, so I'll mainly talk about that. Action poses are usually unbalanced. It usually consists of one leg (or support) being up and the weight of the person being moved forward to around the leg. Walking and running are just controlled falls where we fall for a little bit and then catch ourselves. The main component of action poses I've noticed is the lean and tilt of the upper body. In my studies, you'll notice that most of the poses have some sort of tilt to them which makes it look more like an action pose. Without the tilt, it looks kind of balanced. Making the person lean forward will move the center of gravity which makes it easier to make it unbalanced. Also, for finding the center of gravity, I saw a video by Ahmed Aldoori where he found it by creating an oval/circle for the main mass (pelvis, ribcage, head) and found the center of that circle. It helped me alot. The video was a recent RefWed. I hope this will help someone! Thanks for any feedback!