Woot 6th, again. Thanks for the votes and comments !
Initially was thinking of animating an alien in a cocoon, so I did some character exploration sketches, the bandaged dog with the cone of shame was inspired by my own dog which had an ear infection and had to wear that cone, the other reason was to limit the animation to just facial.
I ended up going for Pac Man because I had one week to play around and I wanted something simple to animate as well as practice more on facial animation especially the mouth area, so what better character than a round sphere with his jaw half his whole body mass.
Also wanted to experiment gesturing with a simple sphere, it's limited but you'd be amaze with just some squash, stretch, tilting and timing of the sphere, one can portray some simple body expression of deflated, disbelief sadness and directness, add it with a pair of eyes and a mouth and viola, you have facial gesturing.
Also experimented on full motion distortion and distorted eye darts, I thought it would go horribly wrong but it came out quite alright I guess, except for some places....... but that's for you guys to find out :)
Crits & Comments are most welcomed.
Final Animation for now....
By the way the collaborated Pac Man skeleton sculpture is created by;