This was sketched out in the ideation period where I wasn't quite sure the direction I wanted to go with my dragon animation. I knew I wanted to play with flight or landing. In the end I went with landing and found the reference footage, but this was a good starting point.
First pass of my dragon land. Here, I figured out weight and timing, since the dragon felt light in it's movements.
First Pass of Ripley's speech. I animated the mouth before posing anything, and then blocked out basic actions to the dialogue. I challenged myself with more subtle acting for this shot.
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