This was initially a small pro bono character animation for Svenska Kattskyddsförbundet (SVEKATT) during a one-day-workshop in Hyper Island. But had some spare time to polish it more.
Thanks to Linnéa Rahn for bringing this fun opportunity to our class.
Illustration and animation: Saúl Yance
Illustration process
Early sketch of the cat based on reference (Adobe Photoshop)
Early sketch of the cat based on reference (Adobe Photoshop)
Character cleanup (Adobe Photoshop)
Character cleanup (Adobe Photoshop)
Vector assets illustration (Adobe Illustrator)
Vector assets illustration (Adobe Illustrator)
Colouring and textures (Adobe Photoshop)
Colouring and textures (Adobe Photoshop)
Animation
Animated in Adobe After Effects using traditional animation techniques (like using basic shapes as references, staging poses and animating the in-betweens).
Everything is based in shape layers and I used the extension Hooker to easily animate the path points with nulls.