I started out with a simple alligator farmer design.
I knew from the start that my biggest challenge of the assignment would be modeling and rigging a character with a snout and tail. So with those obstacles in mind I made sure to keep aspects like the environment very simple.
I learned a lot about lighting and texturing throughout this assignment and I think the short ended up with the bright, cartoony aesthetic I was going for.
And here's the final piece!