This was also a period of 'trying everything'. It would still be a couple of years before I settled on character design as my focus.
My mentor, Abe Echevarria, asked me to come up with some designs for a logo. This logo would be used for the Graphics Research Group...essentially a loose-knit animation program. One of the key points is that he wanted to see something that had the same feeling as the animated broom in the Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Thinking of the strands of the brook, I came up with these.
We settled on the top two for the next step of color comp.