This is animation was part of my self directed study, for my 3rd year at uni.
I decided to continue to produce these 30sec(ish) short Shorts alongside other work, as a way to explore the animation medium, and not get bogged down with a massive project.
With these upcomming series of short Shorts I'll be experimenting with including textures, and centering the narration around The Owl and the Pussy-Cat nursery Rhyme, by Edward Lear.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the ryhme, all you need to know is that these two basically elope, and spend a year and a day in this boat. 366 days with only one another for company, you've got to figure that these guys will have a few lover's tiffs...
Animated within Toon Boom, using my tablet pen to draw the characters and scans of coloured sandpaper and leaves for textures in the boat and background.
If you'd like to see the storyboards and concept art for this episode, please visit my blog: http://saradunkerton.blogspot.com/2010/04/owl-and-pussy-cat.html