Exaggeration and Appeal Principles of Animation: How to Make A Super Bunny

Learn the Exaggeration and Appeal Principles of Animation!

In our previous blogs, we’ve already talked about 6 of the 12 Basic Principles of Animation:

Today, let’s explore these 2 animation principles with our favorite character: Super Bunny!

Read on!

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What is Exaggeration?

GIF animation of a bouncing ball showing exaggeration principle.

Exaggeration is simply making the action really big! It means transforming a subject in an extreme way, far from being realistic, to make the animation more interesting.

GIF animation of a colored bouncing ball showing appeal principle.

Appeal is the quality of a subject’s overall design that makes them good or exciting to watch.

This includes the design of the character and how the animation is done.

Super Bunny Animation


We’ll make another super bunny jumping animation to demonstrate exaggeration and appeal for this activity. 

Let’s start!

Materials

  • 8 pieces of rectangular papers
  • 1 pencil/pen

Instructions

Stacked rectangles with numbers 1 and 8

Step 1. Number the papers in the upper right corner from 1-8.

Frames 1 and 2 in making bunny animation
Frames 3 and 4 in making bunny animation
Frames 5 and 6 in making bunny animation
Frames 7 and 8 in making bunny animation

Step 2. Let’s do the frames!

Completed GIF animation of the super bunny

Step 3. Let’s flip it!

Arrange the papers in decreasing order from top to bottom, then flip. 

Now you are already familiar with Exaggeration and Appeal! Good work!

Tips for art-mazing success:

  •  If you’re using an iPad or a tablet, I suggest you try FlipaClip. It is an awesome app where you can do digital animation just like a flipbook.
  • Color your super bunny to increase the level of Appeal of your animation.
  • Practice makes permanent! Re-learn 6 of the Basic Principles of Animation from our previous animation blogs! 
  • You can add more in-between frames for an even smoother transition.

Here are some of the powerful bunny animations of our young artists at the Creativity School.

Super Bunny by John
Super Bunny by Risha (7)
Super Bunny by Sarah L. (7)
Super Bunny by Jocelyn T.

Did you enjoy animating our Super Bunny? Leave a comment below. 

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