Here are a some sketches of a new character I've been cooking up for some small animated tests. I'm not really an animator, but I am really wanting to try some different stuff and animation, it seems, is a logical evolution for me.
The big idea is that this kid, call him Jimmy, is sort of getting into all kinds of scrapes on his way home from school--out-running rampaging dinosaurs and large apes, etc.... I haven't really storyboarded much of it yet but I hope to as my schedule permits. It's sort of a homage to the old Ralph Phillips cartoons which were directed by the great Chuck Jones. It will be a great opportunity to hone my skills as a storyteller as well as to create some cool characters and stories.
I have no idea what this will lead to or if I'll even ever finish any part of it. After immersing myself in the American Revolution for the past several years, I just want to do something totally different. I just feel myself being pulled in this direction at the moment. Luckily, there are a ton of communities and resources on the web for resourceful artists and budding animators. Stay tuned!