The animation industry is experiencing a bit of a drought right now after 5-6 years of plentiful work. I’m currently out of a job and facing the reality of having to apply to studios that don’t know me. It has been a long time since I have had to make a showreel or portfolio, so I’ve been going through my old work, which has been both validating and depressing. When I watch my storyboards I have an almost physical negative reaction, as if my body still remembers the punishing long hours it took to make them.
The drawings above are just mindless practice, getting used to the act of drawing again. Initially the drawings came quite easily and the process was borderline enjoyable, but my usual apathy soon returned and drawing has become an aimless chore again.