"Anything composed of living flesh, not matter how bony, will show considerable movement within its shape in progressing through an action."- Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, The Illusion of Life
- Squash and stretch is not purely an animation concept. It has existed since primitive man was able to draw figures. It has been used by the old masters.- We don't have to go into gross caricature seen in rubbery animation but it can inform the spirit of our drawings.
- Some use it for exaggeration. It also can be used for clarity in the contour of the figure.- It can also clarify the direction of forces in the figure.
- It aids clarity. It emphasizes dynamic and dramatic action!