Sleepless is my second animated short and ties up my bachelor’s studies as my final project. The film follows a little kid into his fantasy world trying to rescue his stuffed animal from cruel monsters.
This is the character design for the protagonist of my animated short Cowterspace.
The primary goal in my character design was to create a protagonist that resembles a cow but does not have the typical form of the animal one would expect.
Straight ahead & pose to pose is one of the twelve basic principles of animation by Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas. Even after more than 30 years, these principles are still the foundation for believable movement in animated movies. They apply to traditional, hand-drawn animation, as well as computer animation (where they built the base for a set of special, applied principles).