These animations have a special story behind them. Ursula the Dancing Orc originated as a clay character. I made up a simple story about an female orc who wanted to dance while everyone told her she couldn't. She tried and tried and not even the best dancing teacher could teach her how to dance.
But at the end, after all the failed attemps to learn... She just started doing some moves. It didn't look good, it wasn't rhythmically, but it was something. She danced. Her story resembled my efforts in real life. Her clay model couldn't stand up straight, her arm was falling off all the time, it was a disaster. But when I was about to give up, I made her dance. It was nowhere near good. But it was something. Everything went wrong, but I did what I wanted to do. Getting my orc to do what she always wanted. To dance.
Sketches of Ursula in different styles
Ursula remade in Adobe Illustrator and animated in Adobe After Effects