This is a fun test animation with no purpose other than attempting to satisfy my desire to create a mixed media natural environment that was full of emotion, life and warmth.
It started off as an illustration, hence the A4 aspect ratio, but as usual, I couldn't resist the urge to animate it. Unfortunately it means reconstructing most of it all again in order for objects like leaves, grass, flowers etc to move
The general concept that came through it, was that for the unfortunate character sometimes it feels that no matter how amazing life around may seem, gloom, misery and misfortune are destined to go out of their way to prevent him from being happy.
Due to the animation being a test, there's obviously parts of the animation that are not fully animated, as mentioned the main focus was on atmosphere, emotion and environment. From doing this animation, I have learnt a huge amount and hopefully can put this towards creating the techniques for my next short film.