Warrior Previsualization

For a few years now, I’ve been working on a project tentatively titled Warrior. It began mainly as a fun experiment combining 2D and 3D elements in a short animation. Here’s a video of my progress on it so far:

I wanted to reproduce a 2D animated style without having the 3D elements look out of place. Animations like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Ninja Scroll were big inspirations and I referenced them often. I think it turned out pretty well but I’m already working on improving the look.
When I started the project, I never intended to create an animation with a narrative. But as I was working on it, I really started thinking of backstories for the characters and the world they would live in. Now I’m interested in taking the project further and creating a short animation. I already have a broad outline for a story and I’d like to pick out a small part and develop it. It will most likely be an action scene that hints at a larger storyline to keep it interesting.
I’ll be posting progress shots as things start to get moving.