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I'm a composer by trade, but VERY much an amateur when it comes to animation. Nevertheless, I'm enthusiastic and want to get better. I filed this under experimental since it was an experiment for me, but this is nothing new. Even the person exploding into hearts is something I already tried with a rotoscoped animation (which I may also upload).

This was created on my iPad during a nonstop flight from NYC to Tokyo so there were no sketches or storyboards. I just started drawing frame by frame until I felt like stopping. Originally I made it to advertise my website (the address at the end was edited out to adhere to NG rules), but I don't think I'd actually use it for that since it's not very good. I want to make more animation friends, so please introduce yourself if you'd like to talk shop. I'd trade music for hints and tips.

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I like the concept a lot. It's pensive and inward-looking, and the somewhat simplistic design calls attention to the abstract thinking behind it. The animation quality is not superb, but for what it is I like it. :)

sleepFacingWest responds:

thanks! I'd really like to get better at animation, but I have NO idea what I'm doing. It's a hobby I'd like to pursue under the occasional guidance of those who know more than me.

I think this is a pretty solid start. It's a simple animation but it's got good composition and sound. I think it could be improved by adding more color and making it tell more of a short story. I'm sure you could fill a few minutes if you pushed the shape shifting aspect a little more. Just some ideas.

sleepFacingWest responds:

Thanks for the review! I agree...I think if aspects of the drawing continued morphing into other shapes it could really go somewhere. To be honest, I actually ran out of ideas. I guess this is where storyboarding comes in, huh?

As for color, my eye is always drawn to monochromatic designs (as evidenced by both my avatar and various websites). I think jumping into actually using colors is something I should look into, but would need to actually read a bit about color theory first. It's another thing to look into!

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2.47 / 5.00

Jun 21, 2016
2:44 AM EDT