Bat & That Creative Life

So much to do and so many distractions. Gotta hustle on that website. I went to the art store today to refill the art supplies I’ve been using for Inktober. Also got some new books from the library. And then I got distracted by the debate, Orphan Black, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So a partial productive day, but not the most optimal use of my time.

I will link you to another distraction, but a good one! Sara Dietschy has a series called That Creative Life which I love! She did one with Chase Jarvis. Absolutely love the advice from this. Gonna have to letter some quotes at some time in the future. I need to just have a lettering day. Letter all day and all night inspirational quotes from Sara Dietschy videos. Maybe once I finish all the other projects I have going on this week and next…oh wait I have NaNoWriMo after that…I’ll find time. Just gotta stop watching TV shows.

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Animation Inspiration 87

A very mograph day today. Woke up to watch EC Abrams live stream on Adobe. T’was lit. Watching it again in the morning followed by animating. Title sequence wise I went back to the illustrations. I didn’t spend as much time with that step as I wanted, so I added another quick part. I’m going back through and adding the shots that I originally cut out due to time restrictions. Although, if I’m not careful I’ll be in the same boat as last time. I’ll do a cut off with fixing illustrations of tomorrow night. From Thursday on will be animation.

Since I don’t have a lot else from that leaving some inspiration again. One longer one and a very short one.

Werebeast | By Blink Industries & Nickelodeon International | Created by James Lancett

I want a full series with these characters. LOVE IT. Just love it. The illustrations are amazing and a hilarious plot. I just want more. I’m so sad it’s a short and not entire series. Just want to delve into the characters more and the strange world they’re in.

La Forêt | By GIF TEAM

I love when animation mixes with analogue techniques and styles. Very beautiful design and makes me want to pull out my paint. Will have to experiment after watching the loops on this piece. The sound design is amazing too! Great piece!

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.

Animation Inspiration 72

Still being completely sucked in by Lost. Also going to finally see Finding Dory tonight.

Nike Photosynthesis Pack | By Swell Music + Sound

Lovely transition of flower to a shoe! Loving the patterns and sound design.

HERMES – Official Saddle Maker of the Brazilian Show Jumping Team | By PlaygroundParis

Because I like horses. Also this animation is bubbly and fun. Love the minimalistic style choice and movement!

Animation Inspiration 69 | AKA When You’re Too Sleepy To Make Good Work

So I spent my evening going down to Denver and helping my mother shop for a lamp. Plus sitting in really long terrible service at a restaurant. Got back and started working on the videos only to crash. Literally fell asleep editing the video. Sometimes you just have to call it a night no matter how much you don’t want to. I’m at that point even though I want to work. I’d rather have a full video tomorrow than try to edit while sleepy. Since I’m heading to bed I’ll leave you with some inspiration.

Lovers for Green Man 2016 – Crock | Lovers

Those illustrations. Love it…and not just because I’m falling asleep and getting a little blurry eyed.

Places of Residence | By Julie Reiters

Creative transitions and topic.

Speedpaint of Location in The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Meet my extremely sketchy doodle from the Raven Boys I did mostly via my ipad, but since I couldn’t really record my screen on there I ended up only being able to catch the tail end of my edits on my desktop. Hope you enjoy I liked this and might do more.

Animation Inspiration 68

I have to go to bed early because my friend made a challenge with me that I have to start waking up to take selfies by 9 AM. This is an effort to fix my sleep schedule which is very off at this point. So tonight I bring you these lovely animations.

2D Animation ORBS FXES | By Ivan Boyko

It’s completely normal to make your own sound effects, right? ‘Cause that’s what I did when I pressed the play button. Shows you how much I’ve matured since kindergarten. Woooshhh, pssshooooshwoooshoooowowooshhhhhwoooohhhhhshpppppssssstttttsshoooo….ww……okay I think I made my point.

The Design Conference 2016 event titles | From The Design Conference

Absolutely loving these whimsical event titles. They’re very fresh and bouncy and have that summer feeling to them. Very happy and cool. Love the cutouts and sketch look to them! Great fun music to go along with it too!

Animation Inspiration 67

Since I’m trying to still clean and get myself back to the top of my game I’ll just be providing some inspirational animations until I create something I feel worthy of the internet.

Science World: How do you stop mosquitos from spreading disease? | By Polyester Studio

This is cute. It makes me laugh and reminds me of how much I hate mosquitos.

Coke Contour | By Gareth O’Brien

Nice and simple animation with fun shapes and definitely on brand.