For my involvement in the "Inbetween" project, jake has asked me to animate a couple dancing.
The male character is going to be big and strong looking. The woman short and fat.
I had a hard time visualising a dance in my head that looked good, had good poses and timing.
I looked at alot of waltz tutorials on youtube to get the basics of footmovement for a classic dancestyle. I decided to do the dance in maya with two rigs that looks a bit like the characters.
Then when i have an ok dance, ill draw over each frame to make the characters look like they are supposed to.
Here is the dance i made so far.