Merry Christmas

So I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas or celebrating other holidays that you do or just enjoying family!

Here’s a couple art pieces! The first is from the new project I’m working on. Gonna get those face illustrations down soon! As for the holiday I made a quick gif!

Merry Christmas friends!

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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

 

Animation Inspiration 16

It’s April and I’m rewatching Christmas animations…this is completely normal, because Spring is the time you think about fireplaces and hot fires to curl up next to…right? Okay maybe that’s a lie…I really just think about how I should probably go outside instead of sitting inside trying to art, but then decide that watching Charmed for the umpteenth time is probably a better idea. Anyway, back to the animation inspiration.

This is Yule Log a project created by Daniel Savage which has creative animations of yule logs from many different animators! There’s a ton of which are beautifully done and absolutely mesmerizing. So many unique styles which makes me excited to create. If you have time you should watch all of them, otherwise here’s a few of my favorites (which is all of them, but I made myself only pick 3 for the sake of this blog).