Here's my plan for the blocking of the walk, with just the keys/contact positions, breakdowns/passing positions and the up and down extremes.
And here's my blocking pass in stepped mode.
We also had to pose Stu in a way that showed physical strength, so I did a lot of research on sports, martial arts and just general exercising.
I tried posing Stu in some of the martial arts poses, but his extremely large head made a lot of them look strange. I eventually settled on one of the shot-put poses.
I also learned how to render the Stu poses so that they look prettier and have little drop shadows!
In week 9 we had to take our blocked vanilla walks out of stepped mode and put them in spline mode, adding inbetweens and such. After a lot of tweaking mine looked like this.
I think that I might have worked on it for too long because watching the walk cycle seemed to put me in a sort of trance, and when it started walking in time to the music that I was listening to I found it way more amusing than I probably should have....
We also had to do a Stu pose portraying Concern for this week. This was another pose that was hard to avoid cliches with.
I chose #8, and I kind of really like how this one turned out.