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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I’m working on a few projects. Been distracted. Till then you’ll have all the Inktober drawings I’ve been creating.

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.

Inky Valentine Round 2

Quick little update tonight. Worked a bit on some sketches for the Inky Valentine workshop over on Skillshare with Tom Froese. Read my recent post if you need more context. Otherwise going to bed early tonight so not much else for updates. Just working on bringing the valentines to life.

Night!
~Kendall

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Inky Valentines Moodboard & Ideas

So I’m doing the Inky Valentines project over on Skillshare and wanted to share with you the progress so far. I’m a bit behind on it, but I’ll catch up within the next day or so.

One theme I’m going for is “Tim Burton”-Halloween-Valentine. So I’m looking at things that are a little bit off, but cute. Basically adorably dark. Think Dr. Horrible’s love for Penny, you’re still rooting for it despite it being a little creepy.

Other theme is a very crude Single Awareness Day card. Basically along the lines of making fun of being alone on a couple’s day.

So some items that I think I could draw are:

  • Scalpel
  • heart, not the cute ones we usually draw
  • binoculars & leaves
  • blurry photos of someone from afar
  • laundry (Dr. Horrible) (Frozen Yogurt)
  • restraining order
  • Shrine
  • roofi & wine (…maybe too dark?)
  • Single Awareness Day
    • vaseline & a large rounded object
    • tissues
    • empty chocolate boxes
    • smutty book like 50 shades
    • TV remote or Netflix

I have a feeling that this card might be a little disturbing or vulgar…I’m trying to find that right balance of a dark comedy style for the halloween style. I want you to laugh and think “valentines” day, but not be too creeped out. Depends on how I draw it suppose. I’m thinking a bit about the style of Deadpool humor, very dry. The Single Awareness Day one has potential to be funny, but also feels like the easy option at the same time. I’m thinking about how these objects tell a story of “love” supposedly.

I’ll have updates to this soon since Vday will be here pretty quick. Below is the moodboard for the Dark Valentine. I’m thinking the Single Awareness one will have a similar feeling but with more humor to it.

~Kendall