It seem's like Thursday has become the optimum day for me getting to update my blog, so I will change that to my official update day!
These are my thumnails/Key poses/Extremes what ever you choose to call them. I have found a great app for recording slow motion footage called Ubersence, it says its for Sports professionals but I have found it of great use! I recorded my self and others standing up with a rubber duck in hand from the angle that I wanted. I used that as reference to plot the sequence above out.
I started on lined paper so I could use the lines to help keep track of spaceman's proportions. I think it worked quite well and will continue to use this method. I then scanned and cleaned it up in Photoshop, I then plotted them like you see above and wrote what I guessed would work for timing. My timings changed quite a bit as I went along, I updated these in Flash all the time as I was working but not on this image. Finally I saved out every drawing individually and imported the jpegs into Flash to be the start of my animation.