"Benjamin laughed too, and I stole a glance at him through the corner of my eye. He was smiling, and it was a singular smile: I couldn’t get a glimpse of his bottom teeth at all. His nose scrunched up a bit and his cheeks formed parentheses round the corners of his mouth as he closed it entirely, like he was trying to stifle it."
—Paper Stars, pg. 40
so! this is my first time ever animating more than a blink of the eyes! Fuck it took forever, but I think it turned out well, and just in time for Benjamin's birthday on the 25th! Hopefully I'll have this fully colored by then. I'd love to hear your feedback! This took quite a lot of effort.
art, writing, character (c) me