Curvy Princess (<--- should get some search hits, right?)

Last week the lesson in Traditional Animation was mastering the timing for a stagger. I envisioned a little storytelling scene with a nontraditional princess prying open the jaws of a huge slain dragon, freeing her cowering and pathetic Prince Charming inside. Of course, I only had a week to work on this, so I focused on the animation for the Princess only. My main goal was to get the stagger right (for the grade, naturally) but also to get some good performance in on the preparation for, and execution of a heavy lift. It’s the kind of exercise we ask our students to do, so now I have a good example to talk about. The teacher was pleased, but he did have some timing notes, I’ve implemented them here:

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