I don't know that I have one favorite part....it kinda all blends together for me.
If pressed though I'd have to say I enjoy the blocking of a shot as you get to work out your poses and experiment a bit but at a fast pace in sketches or sometimes on the rig itself.
Second, I like the polishing of a shot, where you get to add those little details and nuances that really bring something to life. Especially working on a lot of realistic characters as I do you could tweek and refine for days...or weeks... So sometimes its nice to do something more cartoony that is more stylized than realistic just to mix it up a bit.
Guest Blogger David Breaux