The first one is a perfect example of the blip I mentioned about smaller movements being much more efficient. The wave they have going on is invisible but the dirt flies from their shovels. They are even making a "macro wave" up the building, hahaha
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Very interesting thread. Small waves are to be prefered. However, large generous movements are important to build quality of movement. When you draw a picture, you need to draw like the lines continue after they end. You must visualize and draw the rest of the lines in your mind. This will bring a certain quality to your lines and the drawing as a whole. This is exactly the same for bodily movements as dancing or martial arts. You need to learn big waves to understand small waves.
To make my point clearer, this is IMO a good example of movements which has had no practice at all. The movements feel stuck on his body, stiff and without any quality whatsoever
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