I want to update you guys on some of the schoolwork I've been doing! The thing I was most excited for was actually animating moving things, so I'll start with that. Our first assignment in our Timing Techniques class was to animate a swinging pendulum. We needed to learn to show things slowing to a stop and reversing direction, and how to make things slow down or speeding up and still look natural.
For now this looks a bit dark, but as we get into more polished animations it'll look clearer, I promise. ;)