I’ve been reading about using gesture and angles to tell a story in animated characters, so this was my focus at the exhibition on my last visit.
Jansson’s characters are fab, screaming with gesture and life. Here are my studies of some in which I think she uses gesture and angles to tell the story.
The angle of the bodies, clothes, props, even hair, tells us how the character feels about the situation. It sure looks like she was having fun.