Lately I have been struggling with how to move forward on my senior project. I still love what I am doing – I’m just a little lost on the execution. And for various reasons I am desperately in need of distractions.
With so many things on my mind and a little bit more free time than last quarter, I’ve decided to really buckle down and work on some personal projects. The first you can see above, it’s a really short animation of our family dog, Misha!
My sister had drawn this picture of him:
And I could not get over how cute/funny/quirky it was (and it really captures him physically and personally, ha!) so I had no choice but to animate it!
This was my first time attempting a walk cycle animation of any kind, so I referenced some walk cycle drawings from the Internet. First I made a hand drawn version that took about 4 separate attempts before I got it right (My family likes that version better – I’ll post it later). Then I took it into after effects.
It was great to get some more practice animating shape layers in AE, which I haven’t done in a while. I’d love to do a series of these with this image, or make some of our other two dogs!