Recently, I asked my talented friend Iwein Reimerink to animate some of my characters. We’ve worked together before on the iPad games Nott Won’t Sleep and Nott’s Flying Friends, and he’s great at bringing characters to life! Iwein animated my vector characters in After Effects, and then turned them into PNG sequences. I edited these sequences in Photoshop and created animated gifs.

Here are two characters I originally created for a Ludum Dare game, called The Aardvark & The Manatee.

aardvark_walk

 

aardvark_apple

 

aardvark_startle

 

manatee_swimming

 

manatee_idle