So in the Animation Program at BYU there's a class for sophomores to take called "The Illusion of Life". It basically allows for exploration into any four of eight or so different fields of animation while keeping a single story/set of characters in mind. It's pretty awesome, but WAY intense-- at least 20 pages of research and reference are expected for any assignment. It's great though because it really helps to get you in the mindset that the pros are in-- always learning, always exploring.
So here is my character line-up:
Some storyboards from the story:
I got to explore anatomy for one of my characters and for a horse. Here are a couple of images from that assignment:
And here is the pencil test featuring Joss, the main character of the story: