My Grand Jewel of Animation: Scene About Gardening

As I promised: here it is. This is the final work I did for our 2D animation class in my school Turku Arts Academy this Spring semester. The task was to create a scene with two characters. The other one had to be a human (my bucket head is considered to have the anatomy of a man). The human has do at least one whole body movement and the other character reacts to that. We were allowed to either work on paper or on TV Paint. I chose the later because I feel it’s quicker, it’s easier to test things if they work or not (and I love using colors).

This is what I came up with. It’s a 20 second long loop. It took me week and half to do. It turned out looking a little like stop motion animation eventhough it is drawn on a wacom. I used my favourite color combination: blues and reds. The story is about gardening. The beauty and the constant work.

So please take a look and let me know what you think. Besides looping gif I made into a video which I downloaded to Youtube and Vimeo. Do you think I should add sound design to the video and make it a “real” short film? Thank you for accompaning my journey as a developing animation artist.

With love, ElliElli_Kukkienkastelu_FINAL.gif

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Sketch A Day

For the year 2014 I did a New Year’s resolution that I would draw every single day. I’ve kept the promise quite well so far and I’m planning to continue the project for the whole year. Now that I have my first smart phone (used iPhone 3GS) the sharing of the sketches has become even easier. I’ll probably post some of the sketches here in the blog too but if you’re interested following my sketching more instantly please follow my Instagram @ellimaan or my Tumblr Sketch A Day Keeps The Doctor Away. Sometimes the sketches also turn into polished illustrations later on like what happened with the Multifaceted in the previous post. Happy sketching to all!

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