Opposite Directions & Colorful Shrimp

Today was one of those days where I thought it was going one way and then it just straight up went the other direction. In both good and bad ways. The morning started off with trying to be a productive day but instead I went in circles. Follow that up with what I thought was going to be meeting up for coffee with a new friend and instead turned into a tour of Sphero with a networking moment. My brain is still a bit mushy from the experience. Wasn’t expecting that at all and now I’m just utterly excited.

Of course, now I need to make up for minimal productivity by waking up early and working on projects. And have a long interruption to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with a friend in the middle of the day. Followed up by more work and Mochat at 7 PM. Gonna be an interesting day.

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Color Theory

A more finalized version of my color theory mograph. Just wanted to play with the optical illusions again. Been awhile since I’ve done that. It’s a wonderful exercise I think anyone who wants to learn about about painting & design should do! Hope you like it. Making two colors look like the same is probably the most difficult for me. I tried to get as close as possible, but it’s hard to get it exact, even with the color picker in AE.

day12_process

So I’m still playing a little catch up with the mographs. I’m probably going to extend my goal out past the end of the month just so that I feel like I have 30 solid mographs. I’d rather have 30 different good mographs than have 30 in a row. It’s good to devote a bit of my day to making these fun mographs and sharpen my skillset.

Favorite Shorts: no. 1

Day 29 of 365

Today is a slow day in which concentration on just about anything has gone out the window. I’m just having one of those days where working on anything for any length of time results in frustration or just my mind wandering. So rather than try to force myself to work on an “essay” of sorts about storytelling today I’ll direct you to some of my favorite short animations and films. I’ve shared a couple of these before, but I think they’re worth sharing again!

They’re all great stories that are told in very different ways, and amazingly so. The reason why I keep coming back to these is because of those strong narratives. They all have very strong stories with twists and different visual elements that draw my eye. I’m thinking about yesterday’s blog post about facial expressions and body language, and how those things change the stories. They sell how I view the characters and the reactions they have. I love watching any one of these over and over again just to gather inspiration for stories and making artwork.

Hope you enjoy!