Thursday, April 26, 2012

Suffering For My Work

After five months of work I have finished my senior seminar project. Above you will find my 12 minute and 58 second animatic based on the Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend. In the weeks leading up to completion, I put in many evenings and weekends, working up to 12 hours in many sessions, to finish this project. But due to my diligence I managed to injure my rotator cuff in my drawing arm with only a month left. Yes, I injured my rotator cuff drawing and animating this project. 

Instead of putting my self on the DL, I strapped ice packs to my arm, took handfuls of Ibuprofen, and got a cortisone shot to keep me going. As I was finishing my project I started doing physical therapy, which I have been slowing getting better. As you laugh at the ridiculousness of my injury, just remember I pushed myself past the breaking point for my work and have an amazing project to show for it.