Iím attending the Communication and Multimedia Design course in the Netherlands, working on my graduation project. My goal is to make a short 2d animation. Working alone, but ask for input at school when needed. Mostly I'm being my own teacher, supported by The Animators Survival Kit and lots of cool stuff around the internetz. Especially the Gobelins Paris shorts pld: . Also this looks like just the place to get some good critiques and comments as there is so many talent around. Cheers to that !
Inspired by the baby-boom around me in the last 3 years, I started coming up with a story to animate.
Stylewise, I love the illustrated golden children books from the 50ís and 60ís and the more modern take on it like the Fosterís Home for Imaginary Friends cartoon.
I'm leaving you with the character(s) see bottom of post, storyboard and the animation-in-progress, without telling the story. It should hold up. If not, I'll post the story and maybe together we can have a look, break it down and I'll polish it from there. (the a-i-p misses frames here and there, some backgrounds so bear with me. the drawings are not supposed to be clean. later i'm tracing them with vector forms)
animation in progress
What I'd like to know:
Does the animation make any sense (taken into account that it is not finished yet)?
How's the animation? Actions, poses and such?
Do the backgrounds have enough mood? (Maybe this can be answered later, as I'm posting the story)
I would be honored with your critiques and comments, so hit me please!
Thanx for watching!