I’m currently teaching Animation Design at the University of South Australia. I like to work on the assignments alongside my students, Assignment #1 is split into 2 parts. Part 1 is to Create a character turnaround sheet so I can see the thought process that has gone into creating the character.
Part 2 is to animate that character in some way using only 12 frames, demonstrating an understanding of the 12 Principles of Animation. Something that this blog is sure to explore eventually in detail!
This shading style was kind of influenced by the work of Lisa Vertudaches, who I am both a fan and friend of. My own animation boils a little more than I’d like, but I tried a few new things with it and I’m a bit more confident that my next attempt at this style will come together better.