Wow! I just have a question regarding expressions. I’m having a problem expressing Character/s with Helmets(Knights & Warriors). My Real question is would i be able to getaway with showing cartoon-like expressions on a realism/semi-realism basis, for example contorting the helmets visor itself into the various emotion?
Depends on the tone of the story… USM is funny/adventure/action. Spiderman’s personality gives us that freedom. A super serious action story , I would probably stay away from moving the helmet ( although this “rule” just like any, can be broken with success ). If you are designing the characters too, try to design helmets that allow more facial expression ( something we animation guys have to give serious thought to every design we do )
Thank you so much, I have started designing the Helmets to allow for the expression.