Art Updates

Got some good art projects on the way. Been trying to get as much done as possible during the day, but gotta do some other work and family time too. Here’s a little preview of an upcoming project I’ve been working on for the last couple days. Got a lot to work on. The lettering styles don’t match as well when transferred from hand drawn to digitally illustrated. I spent awhile vectoring it only to scrap that whole lead because it didn’t fit the style I want. I have to add the last words in the quote which are ‘I am one’ and design the illustration. It’s from the book The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie. She asked me to do this since I had a few lazy days of waking up after 9 AM. It’s technically punishment for waking up late, but I always have fun working on these so maybe I should sleep in more.

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I hope to have a finished version done by the end of the weekend, but no promises since I have so different projects to do! I always get so busy working on gifts during the holiday season. Not to mention that now I’ve been asked to learn Sketch for UI/UX design work. It’s not hard but it’s a different workflow from Adobe products so the key commands are going to take some getting use to. I just finished listening to the Animalators episode with John Schlemmer the Motion Lead at Google. I’m fascinated by the idea of incorporating motion into UI. I’m going to read through the Material Design Motion guidelines for some extra homework. I’m really interested in how all of that works. Who knows maybe it’ll get me a job at Google? Probably not, but I’m interested in reading that nonetheless.

Here’s a quick update on that dog Xmas gift I’m working on. Not satisfied with the coloring style, might return to that black and white version but clean it up. It could be a case of more detail too. I’m in that middle area of not sketchy nor polished enough.

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That does it for the art updates of the day. I will be working on lots tomorrow so tune in for the rest of the work and final versions!

~Kendall

 

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Animation Inspiration 108

I spent a lot of time working on some lettering. It’s in pencil form for the moment but will be digitally finished off soon. Had one of those days where a lot goes down but not much got finished. Made tons of progress on the lettering and idea phase of a project’s creation. I’m going to turn in for the night so I can get even more done tomorrow, but got some inspiration so we can all hustle!

Don’t Fail Idaho ‘Turning Poing’ | By Buck

Do I really need to explain anything about how awesome this animation is?

Pathway Through Care | By Anchor Point

Love this whole design and animation.

Animation Inspiration 107

Lots to do tomorrow so heading to bed early. Here are some very cool animations to keep you inspired!

A True Story – Carly | By Guille Comin

Love the message for this and the illustration style that supports the narration. I love seeing these because they inspire me to create things, nerdy things specifically!

Disney X D – Gravity Falls ID | By Golden Wolf

Been following Golden Wolf’s Instagram and getting inspired by their animation transitions and 2D style. Love the focus this piece has and transitions of each character’s heads. The simple pattern design in the background is a really great way to make the whole piece work together. Will continue watching more Golden Wolf animations!

Animation Inspiration 102

Interview, two pots of tea, and lots of family time. Since I had minimal productive time towards working on the rebrand and animation stuff here’s a link to an awesome video to watch. It’s a longer than the usual animation inspiration so just going to post one tonight.

The Most Gruesome Parasites – NTDs Explained | By Kurzgesagt 

I love these because the combination of animation with education is high quality and delightful. I love learning through art and this is a perfect example of why I love motion graphics.

Animation Inspiration 101

Here’s what I’ve decided on my Startup Weekend post. It’s going to go up Monday with all the finalized graphics and lessons learned. If it is not up please shame me until it is.

This week has been nonstop bad habits. I don’t know why, but procrastination at every turn along with distractions and oversleeping. I’m going to bed early and setting a loud alarm. I’m hoping that it’s a sleeping situation. I’ve been going to bed at 2 AM or later that past week. When my sleep schedule gets messed up the rest of the day gets a bit out of sync. So bed time and more exercise.

Sharing inspiration so I can get to sleep before 1 AM or at least sit in bed playing Lisa Eldrige videos until her ASMR voice puts me to sleep.

This is Motion Graphics! | By Kevin

Great piece demonstrating the concept of motion graphics. It’s well illustrated and explains a lot. Will be keeping in my back pocket to show anyone that gets confused by what I do.

18.01 Piano Waves | By Simon F A Russell

I half expected a fight between animals on each side. Beautiful design and movement. I wish there were more components to it like a color change or the shapes created stories eventually. Beautiful piece!

 

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!

 

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…

Animation Inspiration 81

So I’m going to a concert tonight. My usual work on that title sequence time will be taken up by screaming at the All American Rejects & Blink 182…soooo…Animation Inspiration.

Hot Yellow | By Mikhail Kalinin

Love this bumper. The hot dog is a great embodiment of slasher and psycho thriller films. Also love that color palette.

Taking Flight | By Moonbot Studios

Stop whatever you’re doing right now to watch this. It’s the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a long long time. This animation gets to sit next to Up n my head. It’s so wonderful and I love both the animation style and stories. Oh my, love love love this. I love stories about imagination and kids. One of my absolutely favorite genres (maybe story type? idk) to watch. Just watch it! I might cry from how precious this story is.

Updates & Animation Inspiration 78

Update to the previous post on the recreate a title sequence contest. For the title sequence I’m going to focus on the book choice since that will determine the mood. From there I can try to find a 2D sequence that I can mimic which fits that same mood. I probably should have done that earlier today, but instead I went down the rabbit hole that is Art of the Title. Too many title sequences in my head now.

Bootcamp is also done. I didn’t quite finish the character throwing the ball like I wanted to today. Combination of lack of willpower and complicated tweening process turned into me getting only partially through the tween. Really love keyframes, really hate tweens. Character Animation is hard. It sounds stupid to say that, but it’s just hard. Seriously even though I’m not finished with the course (I can still complete the rest of the lessons just no more critique time) I’ve learned so much! It’s crazy seeing how much School of Motion has kicked my ass and changed my animation skills. I’ll try to have an updated reel for you guys to see soon. Just taking my time trying to really learn that art of animation first. Love you SoM. ❤

Since I haven’t progressed far on the title sequence contest, nor finished all the bootcamp stuff I’m throwing up some inspiration. Depending on how crazy my weekend is I might have another update for these projects, but I’m trying to spend some time reading too. I haven’t gotten too far in my Bout of Books goals. Just want to finish at least one book by Sunday. Which is doable if I actually sit down to read.

Night,
Kendall

Rocklets + Mogul | By Zublime

This is like a completely animated Skittles commercial, but better because it’s animated.

Madita | By Animography

I love Animography! They always have fun fonts to watch animate. This one is great because the promotion has such a strong story to it. Beautiful transitions and sound design. If you don’t know about Animography, they create animated typefaces which you can purchase and use. I recommend checking them out even if you can’t buy, because they’re super fun and great for inspiration! There are a couple free types you can download. Love this!

Animation Inspiration 75

Spent today babysitting and drawing with the kids. I sketched on my ipad and have yet to transfer over to my computer. Might continue drawing later, if not will share the sketches tomorrow.

AMI | By Tantrum

Lovely transitions throughout the entire piece. Leaves a great feeling and has great movement for the eye. The animators do a wonderful job with helping the eye follow lines and focus on key elements. Great design work and a pleasure to watch!

Nadia Comaneci perfect 10 | By Fluor

Love this. I’ve been watching Olympic athletes and wanting to make some gifs. Have yet to find enough time in the day to make all the projects. Soon. This animation is simple, well as simple as animating a gymnast can be, and pleasant to watch. Great drawings and sound design.

Animation Inspiration 74

Intro “Raffi” | Lunes

Super cute intro, reminds me a bit of Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Adorable drawings with a childish theme. Great intro!

Verizon Hum “Connected” | By Aaron Kemnitzer

This seems like the perfect product for that helicopter parent. Great animation with a simple design. The characters are fun to watch move.