To better understand this method, I looked at Bill Plympton's work.
In terms of animation style, his animations are unique, firstly because of the visuals, which are very beautifully crafted, second because of his distinctive animation style. In terms of animation, by drawing less drawings per second, his animations are often jerky, however this style is contemplated by the use of crafted and detailed drawings.
For this research I have looked at some of his early works. such as 25 Ways to Quit Smoking and How to Kiss.
I have also looked into his 1992 feature film, The Tune.
- Exaggeration in the animation.
- Squash and stretch character action.
- Animating to an extreme, impossible movements etc.
- Transitions via morphing.
- Scene transitions based on the form of objects. e.g: an object in that scene will have the same shape that other on the next scene,
- Scene transition to abstraction, close-up's or abstract elements.
-Music leads the character actions, animation and transitions.
With understanding Bill Plympton's animation, I have learnt that in my own short animation, I want to smooth transitions between scenes, employing the same or similar methods perceived in his works. Although, 2D animation can be more organic than 3D, I found a great example of smooth transitions in the latter.
Supinfocom School- Love Recipe
These smooth transitions help the narrative of the story evolve faster and in a flowing way.