Tuesday, February 26, 2013


This is terrible and I don't like it. I am definitely not good at retouching...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Paper Puppet Aniamtion

For this project we had to create a character and then draw it from the side. Each joint had to be adjustable so we could reposition the character. After setting up the character, you took a picture. I took eight pictures to create eight frames of a walk-cycle stop-motion animation.

I feel very successful about this project. It flows decently and the character looks good. Everything pretty much worked for this project. I didn't have any serious issues to deal with. If I were to do this project again I would have added more frames to make it flow better. The most difficult part of this project was adjusting each piece of the body and keeping it from moving when taking the picture. I learned more about using PhotoShop to edit animations.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Children's Art Animation

For this project, we had to animate a children's piece of artwork. There is nothing bad I can say about this project. Everything is seamless without jagged edges, anything I had to draw myself looks like it was part of the original artwork, and I learned how to animate and create GIFs in PhotoShop. The animation is clean and at a good speed. The only thing I would do differently is add more frames and animations to make it even longer. The most difficult part about this project was drawing anything left out after cutting out pieces of the art, but it turned out really well.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mesh Project

For this project I had to combine an inanimate and animate object. I used a comb and a trees, along with its roots and some grass. I stayed away from using inanimate elements like fire and water, and thought that my comb was a very unique idea, but that's just my opinion. I really like how the roots look. They are seamless and realistic. I hate the grass, though. It was hard to blend it in, and it still doesn't look that good. It was also the most difficult object to avoid jagged edges. I thought the comb and tree was a perfect combination because the teeth of the combs already look kind of like roots, so adding real roots to it gave it an interesting look. Also, trees and hair both have roots, giving them something in common, in a way.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mesh Project Idea List

For this project, we have to combine an inanimate object with an animate object.

1. Refrigerator
2. Sword
3. Comb
4. Glasses
5. Hat
6. Diamond Ring
7. Doorknob
8. Jelly Jar
9. Spaceship
10. Airplane
11. Tombstone
12. iPod
13. Flail (Weapon)
14. Cell Phone
15. Computer
16. Television
17. Spaghetti
18. Rake
19. Mirror
20. Hat Stand
21. Guitar
22. Violin
23. Toaster
24. Harmonica

1. Human
2. Vines
3. Flowers
4. Tree/Tree Branches
5. Fish/Fish Tail
6. Animal Tail/Ears
7. Octopus/Octopus Tentacles
8. Wings
9. Bug/Insect
10. Leaves
11. Feathers
12. Roots
13. Fox
15. Lion
16. Owl
18. Turtle
19. Cat
20. Guinea Pig
21. Goat

Monday, February 4, 2013


What do you get when you combine a sloth, an owl, and a cat? A Slowlat! Look how cute it is! I wish I had one. Anyway, I feel like this project turned out very well. I'm very happy with it. This project was a big success! I managed to combine each animal's parts in a clean and seamless way and it also looks like it could be a real animal (I wish). Everything worked well, but the owl face does stand out more than I wanted it to. It is not as seamless as the kitten ears. If I were to do this project again I would work on blending the owl face more, but other than that I wouldn't do anything different. The most difficult part about this project was blending each piece together to make it look real. Sometimes part of another animal would show when I didn't want them to or the colors wouldn't match. I learned more about the eraser tool, the cloning tool, and working with different layers. 

Fruit Reflections

Friday, February 1, 2013

St. Vincent

Today we colorized a picture of our choosing. I chose Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent.

Fruit Corgi

The pattern kind of looks like a bib

Yesterday we merged a pattern onto an animal. I chose a fruit pattern and a corgi. I learned how to use the warp tool, which I had never used before. I don't really like how it turned out, but it was my first time trying something like this, so its not that surprising. Next time I would try a different pattern and maybe a better corgi picture. The most difficult thing about this tutorial was using the warp tool. I could make a better one know from the knowledge I gained from doing this tutorial.