That photo was taken years ago after we had just finished work on the 1997 film Hercules. I had fun animating this character, even though it was a challenging assignment. Though stylized in appearance, his acting needed to be pretty realistic in order to communicate subtle emotions like self doubt, shyness and falling in love.
I will talk more about Hercules and share original never before shown pencil tests this coming Saturday, May 16, at 11 am PDT. My friends at Virtual Animators will make this event possible. If you are interested in joining me, here is the link: