Friday, 19 June 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015

Cloud the Leopard- Walk Animation in Photoshop

I find animating in Flash useful but frustrating, as I don't like the type of brush used to draw the frames with. I felt that I could get delicate lines to express the same kind of movement my pencil sketches have. So I decided to try a long animation process by doing it in Photoshop. I'm aware there's an option to animate in Photoshop, however I used multiple layers to act as frames, then saved them as JPEG files and import them as a sequence into After Effects. Though it worked, the software told me I don't have 'quicktime' installed and warned me some things won't run properly. I found this out when I rendered a video, and the file continuously lags when viewed. So I converted the frames into gifs.
 This was a little complicated.
 Started with a simple outline, and I already prefer how this looks in Photoshop compared to Flash.
 Then inserted layers underneath each frame to apply colour and small details.
 Finally added a background and foreground to finish it off.
Individual frames that could be imported into After Effects.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Red Riding Hood

As far as I know, Disney haven't made a film about this fairy tale yet. I don't understand why, it's so well known. Any way this is an illustration I did in Photoshop of red riding hood.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

For Rosie

Rosie, I really hope you get better soon and enjoy the summer ahead. You are always in my thoughts and I wish you well for your recovery. Myself, Granddad and Nana signed this card (I had to do the dog's signature) and I hope it makes you feel a little better.
Love you always,
Auntie Katie xxx  

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


Over the weekend I saw my little nephew, and so afterwards I did a few sketches and copied them into Photoshop. Christopher has a very expressive face, which I thought would suit an animated character.