It’s no secret to those who know me that I’m a huge animation fan. I have been from the time I was little watching Bugs Bunny and School House Rock on Saturday mornings to the recent Father’s Day when my wife and kids took me to see Toy Story 3. I’m a fan of 2D, 3D and stop-motion alike. I’m a fan of the half hour Spongebob’s (the old ones, not the new ones), of animated shorts and of the full-length movies from great directors like Hayao Miyazaki and Sylvian Chomet. I just love watching animation.
Knowing that, it’s no surprise that I always wanted to create animation. I wanted to see the characters that I’ve created come to life. The problem is I never had, or made, however you want to look at it, the opportunity to train in animation. So, over the years I’ve read a lot about the principles of animation and I’ve practiced whenever I could. I thought it would be fun to share this recent pencil test I did of a little rabbit character I created. To see the animation play just click on the image.