My overall aim with my final piece was to help to teach and inform people about the unusual creatures that are Axolotls through the means of animation. The world’s full of weird and wonderful things, things I often find myself drawn towards, so axolotls were a perfect subject choice. Helping to educate the younger generation through my art is something that I find immense pride in.
My name is Naomi, and I am an illustrator and animator with a love for using bright colors in my pieces. After leaving my job of over two years as a teaching assistant, I wanted to see if there was a way to combine my passion for helping children to learn and my adoration of art. Coming to Hereford College of Arts, I had no idea what I was going to be creating or where the next three years were going to take me.
As an animator, I feel as though I have the grounds for which to provide children with educational videos that aren’t your typical animation that you might find currently on the web. With my final piece, I knew that I wanted to push myself to create an animation which could be shown within schools, to instill a sense of awe in those who view it.
As the animation slowly came together, I could visualize it so clearly and began to think about all of the other animations I could create in the future. Now that I have completed the piece and can see it in its final form, it really has made me feel so excited for the potential opportunities that could arise from its creation. I am hoping to find work illustrating children’s books or working with a company to make animated shorts once I have finished my time at Hereford College of Arts.
These past three years have forever changed my outlook on art and have helped me to develop so much as an artist. Let’s hope the future holds endless opportunities ahead!