I just noticed the poses in this image and thought they tell us a similar thing in just one frame. We can tell a lot about attitude, confidence, goofiness, etc. Even Baymax’s symmetrical pose tells us a lot about his nature.
The simplest of things – standing naturally for example – show character. It’s easy to get used to defaults: a standing pose, an angry hand clench, a sad face, the action of sitting down, a vanilla walk, etc. But the question we need to remember is how does our character, in their current state of mind do things.
While looking for another example I came across this Disney character line up. While it doesn’t quite show characters in a neutral standing position I think we can still gain a lot from the elements of these silhouettes when posing our characters to show personality. Credit goes to Juan Pablo Bravo for this lineup.
Why do these give a sense of strength and power?
And why don’t these poses which traditionally show strength feel as strong?:
Why would I not trust someone in these poses?:
Why do these have a greater sense of innocence?:
And these a greater sense of confidence?:
What do the way the feet are posed here say about these characters?:
Why does a simple change in Line of Action give Arthur and Mowgli 2 clearly different personalities?
How are 2 characters in the same file contrasted with each other?: