These are stills from my animation “Nick’s Cat”. It was nominated for Best Animation at the Biola Film Festival 2009. Nick’s Cat is probably one of my favorite animations that I have done so far. My friend, Nick, told me this story of what his cat once did to him. When he finished telling the story, he said, “That should be a short animation.” So I made it one. I hand drew all of the character animation. The backgrounds are by Vanessa Saavedera.
This next animation is still in process. For now I’ll just say that it involves a little girl and a forest spirit.
Here are some character design sketches:
Here is one of the first shots of the animation.
Huzi and Zhuangzi
These are some of the final products of my first attempts at character design for animation.