Freelance began as a doodle of me running. At the end of an intense two month course on abstract visual effects in Houdini, I decided to step away from my desktop computer and practice some drawing. My only motivation was to take a short break from Houdini and learn some basics of frame-by-frame animation.
A few (obsessive) weeks later, I was left with an animated short film that dealt with the passions, challenges, and insecurities I have as a freelance motion designer. I’m still no better at drawing, but I’ve found value and joy in creating art in a medium where I’m not burdened by previous knowledge or experience.
I used my iPad equipped with Procreate and Rough Animator as the main tool for this project. I had to learn some basics of frame-by-frame illustrations as I went, but the iPad made it easy to dive in.
Now back to Houdini.