Even though this was my first foray into 3D animation I am extremely pleased with my finished result as well as astounded at the ease with which I was able to animate after laying all of the groundwork and rigging my character.
Having entered my second year unsure of a more specific area of the industry I wanted to head towards, I am much more confident after completing this project that animation is definitely something I could easily see myself continuing with in the future.
Whilst I find some parts of the animation pipeline tedious or time consuming I understand their importance as well as how having one aspect of an animation be weaker than the rest can still bring down the entire piece.
I can say without a doubt that the most enjoyable part of this project for me was the animating and bringing the model I had made to life with the simplest of movements.
Here is my completed animation.