I took a skill share class, Animation for Illustration, earlier this year to help clear my head a little bit and also spread my wings into making really short videos, clips and GIFs. As I left journalism a few years ago, my editing and videoing skills took a dip so this illustration class got me back to making other types of videos without having to do so much videoing…it did, however, make me do alot more drawing and storyboarding in a sense and pushed me into not being so afraid of actually drawing (yes, that fear is always there).
So, Here are some of my GIFs and Short clips for 2019. Most of them came from just trying out stuff and seeing how they would look animated, others were just because I sat in front of my computer for too long and couldn’t leave without making something.
My very first from the work assignment of Animation for Illustration, ‘My beating Heart”.
Even a naughty friend said this was naughty so, I guess this was a good fail 😀
I did another as it was during the Valentine season when I took the class so hearts were all over the place. I did want it to have an 80’s video feel with a touch of Afrobeat to it. That background was made with my Foam prints and I love it so much. You can get it as a print, a mug, a tote bag and more at my Red Bubble store.
This is the product of another Skill share Class, Funky Letters: Turn your Hand Lettering Into Funky GIFs.
Nigeria was going through Elections at the time I made this one. Well, we see how that turned out. it certainly is the case of insanity as we keep on doing the same thing and expect a change somewhere.
I created this based on a prompt from the Artist comunnity group I am a part of locally. It was meant to be just an illustration but it was a rainy day and having the rain fall while she is not happy about, it made my day becuase I literally figured out how to make it rain. Also, the background is an actual photo of where I take the bus sometimes when I go into downtown London, Ont.
My tab had a little meltdown so all that was left of my raw files were images of my last edits. So I just picked up from that and kept adding to Monica here and she became this pissed off lady who hates the cold. I didn’t stop at this scene with her, I left her feeling it some more with a weather change video which I cooked up with premiere:
She is really not happy caught up in this revolving door.
It was a fun day editing this one. As I explore many skills I have acquired along the years, it is fun mxing up illustration pieces with actual videos. So this is the outline of one of my masquerades with a short video clip I made of rhinestones in water.
I made this to mark Vitilago Day. I have a sister who has lived most of her life with this condition and even though she lives her life to the fullest, doing anything to create awareness and educate people about this condition is the least I can do. In making this video, I combined an illustration I made with short video clips of ink in water that I captured. This depicts what I observed about the condition on my sister and it keeps shifting on one’s skin where long term exposure to the sun and other things can exacebate the condition. it reminds me of a flow and the twists and turns of the mood and mental health of those with the condition.
And this is just a fun stop motion video of the parts I made of Pennywise the Clown from “It”. The book is one of my top ten horror books (Never read it alone). I loved both depictions of Pennywise by Tim Curry and Bill Skarsgard (Tim Curry came for our ComicCon in London but I didn’t get the chance to go). I got it ready right on time to grace my door for the trick or treaters on my street. You can see the process of how I made it at my instagram page.
And these are some videos from my studio. I hope to make more GIFs and short videos in the coming year. Maybe that would be my passion project for 2020. Yaaaaaaay 2020.
Have a wonderful christmas and a fabulous New Year.