So here is my Blocked out walk cycle for week 8. In week 9 we polish it up.
Week 8, Walk Blocking from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.
I chose the strong pose that I did for personal reasons. My dad is a brick and block mason and I have worked with him quite a lot in the past. It is very very hard work, and although a concrete block is only about 55 pounds it takes a lot of strength to be able to carry those all day.
So rather than convey strength by having my character lifting a very heavy object one time (like a huge rock) I decided to go somewhat more subtle and try to convey in the way that I did. Of course I am somewhat bias because I think of my dad when someone says strength. But hopefully I was able to put enough of that into the Stu pose to allow others to see it too.
If not I have a backup of Stu lifting a heavy rock :D