I like the cartoony swinging style animation part, but when he's facing right , the entire shirt shading turns into an inconsistent, pillowy shading style. Anatomy wise, A guy couldn't turn like that when hes on his knees, I know its cartoon-styled, but when he instantly slides while semi-crouching, it kinda annoys me.
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I actually like the shading on his shirt while he turns. and its definitly not inconsistant. I think he did a good job and should be happy for what he has done.
It doesnt matter to me how he turns(if his bones or anatomy wise or whatever)it looks smooth and it definetly does not annoy me.
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To explain the animation's movement: He is supposed to be simultaneously crouching downward by bending his knees forward and spinning on the tips of his foot. Think of a pivot-step in basketball. While not the most realistic motion, this is only my second or third animation and I am relatively happy with the results.
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