The fewer inbetweens from an open to a closed position, and a closed to an open position, the more alert and intelligent the character will seem. The more inbetweens used, the sleepier, or stupider, the character will look. This is an alert blink:
And this is a sleepy blink:
When an eyelid moves on a sleepy blink, it often works best if the pupil is carried down with the eyelid:
First copy the keys provided. Then inbetween the head turning from 1 to 9 on a downward arc, and then from 9 back to 1 on an upward arc. To make this assignment more interesting, place a blink on drawings 1 to 9.
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