This is my animated GIF! I loved the process of making this guy.
Honestly the idea just popped in my head and I had to make it. Originally I planned to create an animated Gif of a rocket ship taking off, but there was something about the idea that didn’t feel fulfilling to me. So I started to wonder about some of my past illustrations and how to animate them in a fun and creative way.
One thing I knew I wanted to do from the beginning was to make the Gif one that loops. This means making sure that all of the keyframes begin and end in the same way.
I also used the Mesh tool to animate the movement of the Watermelon’s body to go along with the breathing motions.
Overall I’m very satisfied with what I created. Let me know what you think!