After attempting to make several dozen comics and animations I came to the conclusion that acting is super important for figure drawing.
There is the quote "An animator is an actor with a pencil", which I didn't believed at first but now it feels true.
So what are some resources for leaning to act specifically for artists an animators?
Does a normal acting class works?
I can draw figures and know basic anatomy, but when it came to creative ideas I was stumped. I really wanted to draw draw and draw but the ideas didn't come.
I got fed up, got a camera and started acting some shitty comics. My acting was shitty and overblown but I had so many fun ideas and references to draw.
Then I acted some of my previous drawings and realized that the poses and gestures were too awkward and stupid, which could have been avoided if I tried to act those actions myself.
So my problem is that I can see that acting skills are super important now, but I don't know if an acting class is helpful for 2D artists (They are too expensive to just jump in).
Right now I'm downloading this to see how it goes.
When animators say that, they don't mean you're supposed to learn about actual theatrical acting and shit. They mean you're supposed to learn how to properly express the intention of a character and put yourself into their shoes. If you can't do that, then you need to observe life and other reference material on how someone would act in whatever situation or during whatever activity or emotional state. Not waste your time taking fucking acting classes.
I mean, that's pretty much what an actor does too when they prepare for a role.
is that the same guy as pic related
You don't have to take any acting classes. Like the previous anon said, put yourself in the character shoes. What would you do in said situation when brought up. How would the other characters around you act from what you stated, etc etc.