When I studied abroad in Germany this past spring, I worked on my final studio project with Oscar. Our project was to create a portal to another world. The purpose of the project was mainly to get compositing experience. Oscar and I plan to finish the project in the fall. Here is a short description, a few frames of our animation, along with the unfinished animation:
Live action: Our character aimlessly walks amongst a path while observing everything but the ground he walks on. On the path, he falls into a ink puddle (portal).
Animation: He is then transformed into Ink Boy! Ink Boy enters a world of blank canvas where he is left to discover.
Several of my friends and I played with the idea of ordering a customized Ink Boy plush, but it was too expensive. Last night, I received a package from Oscar. He handmade an Ink Boy plush! It was quite a rewarding feeling to actually see and have my own character as a tangible object. He stands at about 9 inches and has beans in each of his limbs, providing a good weight to the plush.