This was a TAFE assignment for Illustration class. We had to draw a character from a fairytale to animate with simple movements.
Now those who know a bit about me know I cant draw very well. I generally chop together a bunch of photos in a collage and then draw over the shape to make it what I want. But I decided to try drawing by hand for this assignment. I used a number of resources, specifically YouTube videos and Kindle drawing books. I’ve listed the resources I used below 🙂
Yep lets all laugh together. It started out pretty horrible and got a bit more horrible by the end! But they looked similar to the ones in the videos and ebooks. Mostly. LOL!
Now this is where I make up for my crappy sketching! The Illustrator Pen tool and I… we’re buddies, we work together well!
I played with different strokes and a layouts to make some vectors. That’s the first 3. Then I exported as a PSD and playing in photoshops with layer styles for the next 2. Then settled on the last image.
Now the last part of this TAFE assignment was to make a small animation from our illustration. Simple moments like waving or blinking is all that was required to pass the assessment. I wanted to make him dance!! But I only had so much time, so waving it is.
This was done in photoshop! I had zero clue you could do animation in photoshop so I’m totally excited about playing with this some more when I get some spare time.