Is there a specific type of animation that you enjoy doing the most?
I really like animating idle animations and walk cycles. You can display so much character and life into those simple movements and even tell a story through them.
Could you describe your general creative workflow for us?
Most of my creative workflow comes from references and watching other interpretations of the same animation. I do the beginning and the end poses first then block out the key poses in between. Afterwards, I space out the poses and judge how long it should take to go from pose to pose. Lastly, I change the timing of certain body parts to make them less robotic and look more organic as well as animating any body part that hasn’t been moved yet. After watching the same animation over and over again and doing any last minute changes I submit my work haha.
What do you think is essential in becoming an animator? What are you continually trying to improve?
I think an essential part of being an animator is having a reference. Studying the movements of that reference and implementing that into your character; making sure that movements are not stiff and are as fluid as possible.