Friday, 17 June 2011

A Trip to the Emerald Isle

Sorry for my recent absence on here, I have spent the past week in Ireland.
We (Mum, Dad, Nan, Grandad & I) all travelled over to Ireland for a family wedding, and combined our visit with seeing lots of family.
I think most of our time was spent either driving (as everyone seems to live so far apart from each other) or eating!
Everywhere we visited offered a cup of tea (which of course you cannot decline!) and you can't just have tea on it's own, so biscuits, cakes, sandwiches also followed!
I think we've all come home about a stone heavier!

The wedding was beautiful and we were fortunate enough to have the weather on our side.
For some reason, we all got far too caught up in the whirlwind of the wedding that we forgot to take many pictures.

The Straw Bride and Groom

I couldn't resist putting a picture up of the gorgeous cat that lives with the family we stayed with! :)

I did take my sketchbook with me, I had huge intentions to do lots of drawing!!
However, that failed miserably and I still have no drawings in my summer sketchbook!
Oh well, still plenty of time yet! :)


Saturday, 4 June 2011

Stop Motion Animation

Ok, so the other day I was saying about trying some more animation. So, here I am.
I was inspired to try stop motion animation after viewing this video, it's so beautiful and very well done.
I know I would not be able to ever achieve this standard.

But here is my attempt at stop motion.
I know it's not very good, I just had a moment of wanting to try it and this small attempt satisfied this urge.
I will definitely try some more stop motion in the future, with proper lighting and an actual story line/plan.

The previous redness on the video has now been corrected!

I hope you enjoy watching the crazy bear :)


Thursday, 2 June 2011

My First (Sort of) Animation

In our Photoshop lessons, we were asked to make a small animation to go with a piece of music.
We had to create this animation using Photoshop.
The animation didn't have to be a complex sequence, more of a series of images changing in time with the music.
So, below is the animation I made.
It's not exactly one of the best things I have ever done, but as it's my first animation I have ever made (with the added complication of trying to figure out how to do it in Photoshop) I think I have done alright. Although I know I could have done so much better, however, this can be a challenge for me in the future.

The animation is based on the song 'Sunshine' by The All American Rejects.

I shall definitely try to make some more animations in the future.