This week I did some animation tests for my main character, Dr. Staresdec. In the above gif his line is “inside out.” You can see I also finally started to put some thought into the shapes inside the submarine as well, and I’ve opted for a sleek look for its furnishings. The console that the steering wheel comes out from is going to be where the warning light flashes from. In this shot, Dr. Staresdec is talking into a voice recorder as he documents the “inside out” fish that will have been shown in the previous shot.
(In previous shot) “New species log. Appears to locomote by forcing itself to turn…
(camera cut occurs) …inside out. Depth discovered: 4,700 meters. Discoverer: Dr. Staresdec. Name of species: Dr. Staresdec.”
When he finishes speaking he’ll move his thumb off the record button on his voice recorder.
It occurred to me as I was drawing this that the submarine’s design does not accommodate the fishbowl I wanted to include, but I may still be able to incorporate it somewhere.