One of the few reasons of why I chose to be a animator, is because of two special people in my life, they are my niece and nephew and part of being an animator is to be a kid at heart and playing with these kids have helped me alot of coming out with stories and ideas for animation, they both really love cartoons especially my nephew he is a big fan of the movie Cars and spiderman, batman, superman and ducktales.That is amazing because not alot of kids are attracted to the older generation of cartoons like he is and he's only four years old , that is so awesome.The part that inspires me the most, is how much he loves these charatcers, and my job is to make cartoons and to have kids like my nephew look up to these characters and play with toys and make stories really touches my heart, because that is how I want the audience to feel. When ever I get a chance to hang out with them its not babysitting. It is learning from them. If you where to ask a four - eight year old a story any story, it is really amazing to hear what they can come up with.
Actually the way I came up with one of my demo pieces im working on with the boy and the robot, ( I posted the boards a couple months ago) has alot to do with my nephew, it is basically him just a little older, but when ever we play together im always the bad guy and he is the hero, while we are playing its like hes trying to save me to turn into a good guy because he dosent want to fight me, yeah we wrestle but in the end he cuddles me, and thats how I came up with the idea for that piece.
These are just some drawing I drew of me and them playing , i just wanted to say thanks to them, for having such a HUGE effect in my animation life and inspiring me every time we get to spend time together. :)