I wanted to share a little bit of the story of the making of the number 1 character. When I first started the idea to this site and the videos I wanted to have a character that was unique and fun. When I first thought of the character it was more human form and while I had an idea of what it would look like my artist abilities were lacking. I enlisted the help of some students that lived in my neighborhood nearby. They were attending college for animation and art degrees. They were sisters and are twins and I honestly cannot tell them apart when I see them but they are cool about it.
Anyway I asked them to draw me some characters and just said to use the basic shapes of numbers. As soon as I saw this one I was so excited with it that I had to start animating it. I then approached some experienced animators to make me this character. I tried it myself but it just did not look as good. The character just evolved from there and this is the first character we have. I have other drawings for a girl character but that will have to wait until we get more funding to get some voice talent in. I have been doing the voice talent for the number 1 but I hate hearing my own voice so much. I think most people do.
That is the story of the number one. Until next post.