It's a work in progress, but it's starting to look good enough to show to other people.
So I posted it and I've had some replies in another thread that I should post in the animation forum, so here goes.
This is the link to the youtube video.
I would really appreciate some feedback. I intend to make something good out of this.
If anyone has any tips or hints on what and how to improve the animation, please do tell.
For those of you who just want a screen, this is what the rig looks like:
Time spend on the animation so far is about 20-24 hours. 2-4 hours an evening, 3-4 evenings a week, 2 weeks.
The rig itself took just a few days to make, but I've been tweaking/testing it for little over a month now. I've used the same rig in two other characters that didn't need animating, but would probably work nicely as well. One of them is this santa: