Once the characters were nailed down, I created a storyboard for my animation. By scanning the drawings and manipulating them in Adobe After Effects, I created an animatic. I invite you to watch it here.
After way too long, my friend C and I finally caught up yesterday, over a drink. I don’t know where time has gone… and why it goes by so quickly! Having spent so much quality time together during school, talking art, animation and life, I really relished reconnecting with him. He’s an amazing artist and a great guy. The good feeling of that visit lingered for the rest of the night, and I found myself looking at pictures that I drew in school. C was right, looking at those old drawings reconnected me to the art student I was when I created them and I feel a renewed creative feeling, a motivation to sketch that I haven’t felt in a while.
Here’s a sequence of drawings that I did in graduate school as development work for a story I devised, one that became a storyboard for my final project. The characters I created are a family of mice who live in the walls of a supermarket. Getting a a piece of cake for a birthday party turns out to be an ordeal for them but I assure you, everything works out fine in the end!