February 4, 2000
How do I write the eyes closing during the production
of a sign? I would like to write a sign (CLOSE-EYES) in
which the eyes are open at the beginning of the sign and
closed at the end.
It is best to place the arrow "on top
of the finishing position", rather than on top of
the beginning position....since the movement itself is
between the two positions....
to Example 0016 above:
little arrow above the hands, means that a "Hinge
Motion" occured at the knuckle joints of the hands,
and the ending position places the fingers together.
Hinge Motion can also be applied to eyelids.... Notice
the "batting eyelashes", which shows movement
of the eyelids up and down....
the little arrow can be used for "Knuckle Joint Movement"
but it is also used for "Eyelid Movement"....
we assume normally, that signs start with open eyes. Therefore
it may not be necessary to write the eyelid movement.
By simply showing the eyes closed, that may be enough,
since the norm is to have them open...just a thought...
How do I write sequential movement ...down-down-down...
while moving forward at the same time?
1. shows movement forward cutting space moving
down, down, down - it is sharp movement down (not curved)...
2. shows the same movement as number 1, just written
differently (I prefer #2)
shows curved movement forward: up-forward-down, up-forward-down
and so forth
shows the same movement as number 3, just written
differently ( I prefer #4)