No this is not yet another rant about my figure and EDs. I am obsessed at the moment with gravity and weight. the way weight shifts when you move, how it can betray intention and speak volumes about the person.
In martial arts, dance and gymnastics (to name a few) you can tell an impending movement based on the way a person steps, where they put their weight and their movement frequently depends on the precision of those few subtle things. one foot angled carelessly can throw off an entire routine and in extreme cases cause damage.
In art, the concept of weight can convey the motion of the figure even when they are frozen in time. Center of gravity lends figures a sense of realism, whether they are realistic or not they are more.. believable when they have a center of gravity and distributed weight. It’s something I really wish to focus on with my figures.