Client: So I want to have this character come up with an idea, and then DRAW that idea – but it’s our logo. And then the logo would open up to show exactly what our company does. I want this to be a gif that we can put on our website.
Me: That sounds like an interesting project! What’s your budget?
Me: Uh… I’m sorry, but that’s not enough for me to even design the character.
Client: I think you don’t understand the type of animation I meant. I mean a GIF style, nothing more.
I don’t think they understood that to make it a GIF you would still need the animation.
They then decided to only have me do the reference sheet, saying that they would ask somebody else to animate it for them.
I can’t talk for every animator out there but I don’t think anybody would charge $15 for what they wanted