Right now, I’m feeling lazy, so I don’t really want to do anything. But, I’ve learned something about myself in these past couple of weeks while taking an introductory course to animation at NYU. I’ve learned that I love animating. it may be tedious, drawing almost the same thing over and over again… but the result is so amazing. As I stare at my final project, I still can’t believe I did this. I mostly just hang rough animation completed, but I’m almost done with the final animation for the dog (Yes, there is a dog in my final project). This has been a learning experience. I have also gotten infinitely better at drawing dogs. Now when I stare at dogs, I can’t help but look at the way they walk.
This reminds me of the time I want to an architecture summer program, my summer after my junior year in high school. I had been told by my art teachers that I would be a great architect. The camp was only a couple weeks long. I enjoyed making models, but then again, I have always liked doing things that involve working with my hands. However, it was thanks to that summer program that I realized… I did not want to be an architect. At all. Although I have always wanted to be an animator, and have dabbled in drawn and stop motion animation, I knew that real animating was much harder. So, I started to take this intro to animation class and I was a little worried. I was worried that since it was the summer I would be too lazy to take anything seriously, or that I simply would not enjoy it.
I’m glad that that was not the case. When working on class projects, I will throw myself at it for hours until it is done (or I get hungry). Although, lately I have to keep track of the time in order to not forget to eat (which I did once; completely skipped lunch!). I really love it. I’m looking forward to it.