It may sound like a paradox but the fact is, the better you’re able to sketch a stickman in motion, the more powerful your 3D animation will be. Why? Because you’re basically training your brain to simply “see” and to “understand” the motion itself, without any other distractions.
In this article, I want to show you how to use stickman drawing as a motion study practice, that will empower your animation skills. It's not about drawing skills or animation workflows, it's about the visual expression of the motion without actually creating any motion (animation)! It’s about capturing real physics required for a believable motion-sketch such as force, momentum, and gravity.