For this post, I wanted to focus on some animation that had to do with food since I am doing food, as well as keeping it simple.
The artists name is Robin Davey. You can find the link to his page here: http://robindavey.co.uk/post/124073457316/heres-a-few-from-my-second-sticker-set-for-google
This caught my eye because I liked the bright backgrounds and the cute food items. The food had a lot of character in the animations.
In his designs, the illustration is made very simple, but still has detail. He uses mostly shapes to create his figures. He uses colors to create a contrast with his food. For example, the broccoli, he just uses two different shades of green to create it, allowing for it to stay simple. He does not use any shading as well, making it simple.
The artist mastered how to layer his icons. He keeps all the legs behind the body and also hides the sandwich so he doesn’t have to animate half of the body. He has the Broccoli all different layers to that they can all shake when he goes up and down. The burgers eyes are also a separate layer, because when he moves, the eyes sway side to side giving it a moving feel.
Anchor Points and Animation
With the anchor points that are created in After Effects, they are placed in a way of what would move on a normal body. He has one placed on the sandwiches arm, where it bends, creating a sense of realism. He also seemed to create a puppet on the flag of the hamburger because the flag moves in the wind as he walks.