Pixel Animation and Motion Design are mesmerizing and fun to watch on web pages if you like text and art dancing around your website like I do.
So, I made my first pixel art animation, Fishy, Fishy in the Sea. Plot: Fish are happily swimming on an idyllic day when a seemingly peaceful air balloon floating overhead is piloted by a fisherman who pulls out a fishing reel and plunks a lure into the water. Water splashes. Fish scatter. End of story. The animation loops endlessly.
Learning from Pro Motion Designers
Earlier in March, AdobeLive from Paris streamed video of motion designers working with animation. Designers included: Made By Radio; Alexandra Lund; Lucile Patron; and Cyril Izran.
Over a 3-day time span, designers worked in their favorite Adobe animation programs and with their favorite tools and plugins.
On Day 1, watching Lucile Patron’s live stream, I caught the bug to design a pixel art animation.
Lucile Patron, AKA Fulifuli, made pixel art animation in Photoshop look so easy and fun, I thought, Why not me?
Sprinkles on ice cream at a drive-through window inspired my fancy sundae art. I was seeking ice cream, i.e., DQ Fan Food, with granddaughter Tori, and discovered the secret of life — sprinkles.
While traveling in Kentucky, we pulled into the nearest Dairy Queen.
We sailed past the menu board (memorized), rolled down the car window, and chirped out our order.
Tori ordered her favorite Blizzard, topped with sprinkles.
A nano second later, she springs forward from the car seat as if she had an emergency. She needed to add something important to her order. In her most polite voice she adds …”and extra, EXTRA, sprinkles, please!”
Add Sprinkles to Everything!
What’s a few more sprinkles? I loved the delight in Tori’s eyes when she saw her Blizzard lavishly covered with sprinkles.
When I think of good getting better, I visualize extra, extra sprinkles and the enjoyment the little things in life bring.
There is nothing that puts me in a vacation state of mind more quickly than slipping on a pair of flip flops.
In May, I was in my perpetual vacation-state-of-mind, and drew lots of flip flops, which I added to my Free Art Gallery.
Also, I modeled them together with some sandals for a poster and added it to my Art Gallery.
Flip Flops Take My Mind Off Politics
Wide Eyed rather describes my state of mind this political season. I am in a dizzying state of whazzup.
First, Jeb bowed out of the 2016 Race for the White House 2018, more accurately described as the demolition derby. He and the clan are dissing the National Republican Convention, even.
Pretty bummed. I like principled governors like Jeb Busch and John Kasich, who accomplish reforms and know how to navigate the system. I want to see in my lifetime an immigration policy for Hispanics in particular that institutes a pathway to citizenship for a people who have enriched our culture and who have been welcomed through our back door for some 50 years. Continue reading Flip Flops in my Digital Art Gallery
Cubic Me is an empirical fantasy of a splendid day.
I was drawing portraits and saw a photograph of Lady Gaga. Soon I was blurring reality in juxtaposition.
I was studying Cubism. My first attempt at Cubism was a self-portrait, titled Modular Me.
Since I enjoy geometric prints and adored geometry in high school, Cubism promises to be a natural for me, but I have some work to do.
It’s fun to re-composite an image in geometric shapes, but more challenging is to imagine a flat object from different viewpoints and to create that final image with differing viewpoints and on different planes, which is pure Cubism. Continue reading Cubic Self-Portrait in My Dreams