Update - 1 Oct 2021
This is the first day of getting settled with the rig and looking into ideas for animations I might be able to do. I like to tweak with effects and saw an opportunity to make the character react to drops of rain.
Spent the first few hours making the drops, imagining that the spider is small in size, the drops would appear large to it. Spent some more hours timing the animations and creating some rough key-poses and blends to fit the position of the drops.