Cosmic Cadets Animation

Years ago I wanted to learn traditional cel animation. So I went to work for the only animation studio in town. While I was there I received lessons on hand drawn animation and in exchange I worked on the projects at the studio. One project was the Cosmic Cadets. It was based on series of dolls a toy company wanted to sell. I contributed to the design of the cadets as well as designing the lead bad guy, Dar. I also came up with the idea of Dar having an extra hand on his head. This gallery features backgrounds I created for the pilot animation. Because this was a small production, I conceptualized the environments as well as illustrated them. I also assisted with the animation by tweening and cleaning up the drawings. My boss said he’d never seen anyone pick up cleaning so fast.