Here the latest test. I am achieving the looped, painted texture effect, but I don't know how well it will jive with the angular design of the character - or how messy and noisy I want the texture to be. I don't want this to be Dr Katz. I keep going back to the character design and I like the angularity of it, perhaps the noise will be too distracting from the stillness of the piece?
The background is just a plate taken from Samurai Jack, which kind of what I want the background to look like, but there will be some secondary animation of the clouds and the grass blowing in the wind.