Or in 3D we can use the same concept of the stickfigure.
Click to play: Free Your Mind - Plastic Man
In an attempt to come to re-usable 'skeletons' of stickfigures I have used my drawing pen to get a side view, a threequarter view, and a front view of just the essentials.
|Side view||3/4 view||Front view|
The above images are replications from sketches by Andrew Loomis, redrawn in Adobe Flash software by myself.
With these bare lines I will be able to draw whichever human being, either small or tall, funny or fierce, fixed or in motion. Whoopie!
The simpler the lines, the easier to animate and the faster to storyboard. The effort should go into the facial expression and body language rather than hair colour or shoe size ;o)