Hours worked on: 2 hours
I had a couple complications while trying to get this animation done. Never really used photoshop until i started the semester. Overall, i worked pretty hard on making it look as nice and clean as i could. Hope you guys enjoy my 12 seconds !
Doing this project was a bit frustrating at first because it consisted of turning random images in to a figure that sparks connection with the audience when looked at. Doing so many drafts, I was able to come up with some design ideas, which I believe is a big thing for me because this project allowed me to use my creativity even when I thought that I had no plan. As a first project it wasn’t so bad as I thought it be. I learned how to use photoshop in the process as well which is a big plus cause now I know the basic function of the program.
The two pictures below were created by a dead bird, rock and scraps of metal. Now it was quite difficult figuring out how i would use these images and transform them in to ambiguous and stable drawings. But as you can see below I was able to work it out. Now it was easy making the images but what made it frustrating was tracing them on bristol. But it was a good experience because this project made me think and see how far my imagination can go to put what I see in my mind on paper.
For the inking part of my project I noticed that placing my inked work in a way that would please the eye on my paper was difficult because what I focus on would be different from what would catch the eye of other people. What I did find enjoyable was being able to turn my photos into obvious and abstract figure ground by photoshopping, drafting, sketching and finally inking.
Phase 3 can be related to Phase 2 by shows a before and after composition. For instance, adding on to an image, reposition, and editing the image. We look at our image if it is really ambiguous or stable. This took about two and a half hours.