ANIMATION ISN’T FUN
It’s just not.
Now I’m talking about the actual process of animating; drawing all them frames. Writing… fun. Character design… fun. Storyboarding… fun. Animating… YUCK.
Who in their right mind likes drawing a picture slightly different a million times? It’s mind numbing. It’s mind numbing for hours, days, weeks on end. It might be the most boring thing in the world. Think about it. It probably is. If you want back pain, wrist ache and bleeding eyes in the most tedious, least active way possible then get animating.
So why the heck do I torture myself with animating? Why do I do the least fun thing in the world, day in and day out? Because it’s rewarding.
Slaving away at a sequence for what seems like an eternity is the worst, but finishing it and it looking great is the best. It makes the all-nighters, crying and double-speed ageing worthwhile.
Animating isn’t satisfying but the results are.