I have begun animating and am enjoying the process so far. Animating spiders has been quite a challenge but with the help of timing charts I have managed to make it work so far. I wasn't always clear on why timing charts were necessary and was confused as to how to use them properly but I went back to the tutorials that I found last week from Toniko Pantoja that help me understand why timing charts are such a useful tool.
I email the first couple of shots to the clients for approval and got a short but positive response from Jeff. The short responses so far came be a little frustrating as I would really like some more input from them but it's also encouraging because it feels like they trust me to get on with the project and to keep it going in the right direction.