Thursday, September 28, 2017

Digital Animation

It's done! Until now, all the work I posted here was on paper, but this one is my first full digital animation. This incredibly short video was made with Adobe Animate, which you may expect has much less of restriction on frame rate than Windows Movie Maker. It's not the most complex or beautiful animation, but like many things on this blog it's a start. There's not that much to say about this one because of it's simplicity. I'm not that good with digital drawing yet, so the simplicity of the image was intentional. This was an exercise in determination. Because it didn't feel like much at the beginning, I wasn't as eager to finish it. But once I got in the thick of it, it seemed so much more fun to finish. New and different technique, same old process it seems. Well, no need to divert from the pattern now. Praise God!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Correct Hallway

I have some trouble with proper perspective. Often different sections of one drawing will each work on their own but not all together. So I decided to use that when I came up with this idea. I may not know exactly how to do perspective correctly, but I know tons of tricks for how to do it incorrectly. You may recognize the character from one of my earlier drawings, but it's not really essential to getting the feeling of this picture. I didn't use any references for the drawing except the image in my head, but I'm fairly certain the image in my head takes inspiration from Disney's Alice in Wonderland (1951) and surreal artwork. In my head, the checkered office floor is red and white.

I'm almost exactly three weeks into college today. Often my experiences walking alone around the grounds and empty classrooms (especially the few times I've been out after dark) have been almost dreamlike. I feel like I'm simply watching myself get from one place to another, without the ability or desire to alter my course. And the only one willing to get on the ride with me is God. Of course, that's not entirely true, but it often feels that way in the circumstances. So I used that dreamlike feeling to create this drawing.