A New Season (Passion Project V2 Weekly Update #1)

Hello hello! After a lovely Winter Break, I have returned to blogging about my Passion Project! Apparently, for this blog post, I’m NOT supposed to be planning anything, but rather looking for things that inspire me, but because I already planned this last semester, I have decided to make an animation. I’ve already drawn up character designs, storyboard, and scene animatics – all of which will be shared next week.

But for now, I’d say that inspirations for me are… YouTube videos. Almost every other day, I go on YouTube to see the latest storytime animation or animatic, and it’s just so cool to watch drawings come to life. Here are the links to some of my favorite creators:

Zalinki (https://www.youtube.com/user/Zalinki)

JaidenAnimations (https://www.youtube.com/user/JaidenAnimations)

Jakeneutron (https://www.youtube.com/user/Jakeneutron)

Berd (https://www.youtube.com/user/Berd)

However, for some explicable reason, I do have a distaste for story-time animators like Jaiden and Domics. I think maybe it’s because they’re so mainstream that they don’t seem like self-drawn indie artists anymore, but otherwise I enjoy their whole idea of block-frame animation. Zalinki and Berd are always a hoot to watch, mainly because it’s just humorous animation.

I know that I’m not supposed to be planning or anything, but I’m looking at goals at the end of the semester already: a couple trashy but humorous animatics, an animatic for my major animation that I’m working on with a partner located in South Africa, and continuing my last Passion Project from last year, which is upping my brand and releasing a new season of merchandise for the Spring and Summer season.