Halloween GIF & Ants

I spent a large portion of today working on a Halloween GIF for School of Motion’s Jack Mo’ Lantern contest.  So many transitions and I really haven’t created much in Photoshop’s timeline since early this year, so, I ended up learning about onion skins and all the timeline features. So many transitions between those shapes. T’was crazy.

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Do not research bugs and animals that bite and sting before you go to bed. NOPE. JUST NOPE. You get things like this.

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Sloth Inktober

Failed to prioritize my website today and now it’s late so I want to go to bed. Looking like an earlier start tomorrow since I picked cleaning and family celebrations today. Yawning as I type this and trying to keep my eyes open. So here’s my sloth inktober.

Bee Hummingbird & Updates

Pardon, my lateness tonight. Got distracted watching SNL and Bones with the fam.

A quick update since I’m running late tonight. My website update is near done. Ran some errands in the middle of the day so I only got a half day work on it. I have it near done. Just one more page to add and then some proper captions. I have a lot of filler text in there right now, so, will be devoting a portion of tomorrow to writing captions. Def want to get it up before the weekend is over so I can email companies.

NaNoWriMo plotting is coming along. Found a few resources online to work on the plot and character development. If time allows I want to write a short story in the world I’ve created. It’ll help give me a grasp on the location and the narration I want to use. Some sketching will be heading your way too. Concept art is always a huge help in developing stories for me. Excited for November!

I also need to carve some time out to finish animating the last frames to my NaNo Seeking Writer project, as well as my Selfi. Been neglecting those two and just need to do. There’s also a GIF contest due on Friday I want to enter. A big animating week is coming up. I also have a Halloween lettering idea, but I don’t know if I have time to create it. Probably just need to wake up earlier and have more caffeine. Will plan tonight before I sleep so that I don’t get overwhelmed with the projects. Worse case scenario, I leave the Halloween lettering idea till next year, and delay my Selfi project by a week. Gonna aim to do all the things tho.

So hope your weekend is going well and your upcoming plans for the next week are exciting! I’m also really excited for Sunday’s Inktober theme. Been waiting to draw this animal since I saw the prompt! Till then view the smallest bird ink drawing below!

Snakes, Weird Al, & Website Coming!

My website is coming along well. If I just put Citrus on for all day tomorrow I’ll be able to finish it for tomorrow. Just need to keep me from getting distracted. I’m attending Creative Mornings in Denver tomorrow, but after that, I will be working on the website till it’s done!

Here’s a fun video to watch and my inktober drawing after that.

Anacondas are a little scary especially after watching those Animal Planet videos of them trying to constrict children. D;

 

Wolves & Color Combos

Working on trying to go to bed before 1 AM so that I get some good sleep in. Here’s a link to my Inktober and a screenshot of some color combos I’m working on while redoing my website. Starting to block on some layouts.

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Inktober Porcupine

I really need to fix my sleep schedule again. Been staying up later and later and still waking up at 9. Not helpful. Also planning to get back to that internship animation I got distracted from. Would be a lot more useful for that job searching if I had more animations to show. More on that in the days to come.

Here’s my Inktober post of the day. I want to learn more about porcupines now! I didn’t realize that they’re divided up into two different families. Also that some live in trees.

Inktober Day 7 & Animation Inspiration 93

 

Inktober today left me a little heartbroken. So many extinct animals. -cry-  There’s also Animation Inspiration since I haven’t done much else art wise on here for the last week.

Flip Flop Logo Reveal | By Tenggrenska

Loving the liquid transitions and the sound design in this mograph. Simple and fun piece!

https://vimeo.com/185933529

 

CutOut Fest 2016 – Teasers I & II | By Le Cube

These are quite possibly my favorite teasers EVER. Seriously left me wanting a whole short animation and more. So disappointed that these have endings. I’m at that point where I might download these and save to my computer so I can watch them even when I don’t have wifi. Just these graphics and animation styles…holy…

Causes

–yawn– Had a long day down in Denver. Fun, but long. Here’s my save the animals Inktober post and a Kickstarter for The Purpose Hotel. 

 

NaNo Seeking Writer | WIP

I spent 8+ hours animating today, and about 8+ hours yesterday. I didn’t make it too far last night before I crashed despite a zillion cups of coffee. At least it reinforced my love for motion design. There are not many other project types that keep my attention that long, aside from lettering. It was nice animating all day.

Aside from tons of animation, I drank a lot of coffee. I do plan to keep animating the title sequence. Due to time constrictions, I pulled out some of the boards. It got overwhelming animating every square and trying to figure out the shape layers. So many null objects. So many. It took me a couple hours to get in the groove. I realize I should have begun animating last week, but I just wanted to keep designing!

This project is so much fun and I’m happy with the current result, although I want a complete version of it still. For that portfolio! I didn’t even get a chance to tinker with the sound design! For future projects, I’ll make sure to start animating sooner.

I’ll continue working on it, but here’s the current state of the animation. Feel free to give a critique since it’s still a work in progress!

Animatics | Title Sequence WIP

I’m still working on my sound design skills. I don’t ever expect to be a professional, but I would like to know enough to make my own videos work for me. As a result of being an utter newb, I spent a couple hours trying to find a song for my animatic because I didn’t like the original one I picked. I think the once I found is much better suited, not perfect since I can’t exactly commission one…But it’ll work for the contest entry.

Below is an animatic with music. Rebuilding all the assets is still being worked out and how all animation is going to be. Some of the timing still needs reworking, I feel like some of the titles go by quite fast, but I want to keep everything timed with the music beats still. I’m also finicky on use of red in that one frame, but it makes sense… I’ll figure out how I want to portray it when I get to that particular animation. Feel free to watch and tweet me some critiques!

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Okay, gonna go watch Stranger Things again with the parents.

Night,
Kendall