Showing posts with label Albert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Albert. Show all posts

Friday, March 09, 2012

Benefits of Entering a Contest / Win or Lose


 The winner of the Toon Boom Animated Valentine Contest was a teenage girl with Autism with an intense interest in Animation, lots of facebook friends who voted for her and great family support. This is a good thing.

Entering the Valentine Animation Contest had benefits for all contestants. For me the best parts are
  • Free Software, Flip Doodle Boom, an inexpensive software for teachers and kids enabling them to create short Animations with ease.
  • In this moment of great enthusiasm, I downloaded a free demo of another program called Animationish  which I LOVE because it is drawing based. So I purchased a copy for myself. It is worth every penny!
  • I know teachers would find it a great way to teach basic classical animation to young art students of all ages and it sells at a very reasonable price compared to expensive Toon Boom software products for professionals.
All is well. Here is what I made for you dear blog friends today. A one minute video using Animationish with images edited in Corel Painter and Corel Video Studio.
I call it  Happy Chickens. Do you think they might make a neat e-birthday card?
Oh! And don't miss Albert's smile at the end which is an experiment to see if you can import jpegs and png files into Animationish. And you can!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Second Thoughts

I felt as if I'd crashed over a cliff last week when I came to the finish  line on this project I've been working on through July and August. After so much intense activity, when I came to the end of the drawings it was like jumping off a merry-go-round. I wanted to keep spinning but I was all spun out.
And now I realize I have enough for a real book and I think it looks pretty good. This assessment is purely from my point of view and not necessarily what others may think. It may suck. But I don't think so.
So instead of taking the story into an interactive APP program as planned, I am first going to send it around to a publisher just to see if maybe it might have life as a real book.
I have been trying to compile a letter to go with the package. Wish me luck because I have no idea what to say.
I kind of feel like the character without the hat. It has been lovely and hot in Vancouver this week.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

IF - Resolutions

Albert sat up all night on New Year's Eve writing his list of resolutions for the year ahead. His art was on the top of the list. He knew he had to focus and make himself finish one project at a time. It was obvious he had started too many projects. Multi-tasking was not working. Even the latest research showed that multi-tasking didn't work. Albert knew he was proof of that fact. He mumbled to himself  over and over "2011 is my year to get organized!"


This illustration fits the IF so I thought I'd post it. It is from a story board I developed a few years ago. Maybe my resolution this year will be to do something with it.

This was drawn in pen on paper. Then the sketch was scanned into Corel Painter11 and reversed to white line on black. Then I filled it all in with pastel and pencil brushes.