We were asked to animate a character acting Shakespeare’s sonnet and this is the bit I was assigned to.
At the beginning I was thinking of portraying an old skinny man but since the voice recorded as a deep tone I switched to this beefy old man.
These are few concept sketches for the face and the motion
Similar task for next week we had to animate a lip-sync of any quote from movies or songs we like.
I chose V for vendetta, because I was fond of “V”, the main character, at the time the film was released. The mask of Guy Fawkes which he wears in the movie has now become famous thanks to movement such as Anonymous, and I guess is associated to ideas of anarchism and rebellion against oppressive powers.
I used After Effect to try to animate the beginning of “The fifth of November” a poem quoted in the movie, having the stylised version of the mask itself acting.