May 4-May 10
After meeting with my mentor, I was instructed to go back to the drawing board in terms of creating a better base for my larger cartoon project. Joel told me to try and frame the ideas I had around a more personal story, something taken from my own experience. I wound up spending the week trying to come up with different ideas but didn't get much work done.
May 11-May 18
Spent this week working on gifs and short animations. My goal was to get work done every day and have something I could post to Twitter by the end of the day. As a result, I feel like I got a lot of work done, mostly building walk cycles and other short gifs. I also made a mother's day card in the form of a ten second video where I tried to emphasize the expressive gestures of a bird telling his mom how much he loved her. It was a simple project, but I'm very happy with it. Also I pinned down the larger theme that I've been trying to identify in my work that I can move forward from, that being the dissolution of cognitive dissonance.
This week has been good as a sort of reboot for my system. I plan to continue making something small each day until the end of the month or until I've decided on what the final version of the larger project is going to be.