Animation project, Part I

For a few weeks now I’m working on a music video that’s animated. I use Creative Commons “Attribution” images as backgrounds, and then I animate the action by hand, frame by frame. I bought a Wacom tablet, and I do all the sketching on it and Photoshop. I used to sketch a lot when I was a kid, and I’m considerably good with it, but I have never done any animation work before. There’s a steep learning curve, but I learn as I go along. So far I have finished animating 16 seconds out of the 2:55 song. I estimate that the video will be ready sometime in May. I work on it a few hours a day.

Introduction scene to the bad guy:

The good guy on the run (scene where he meets the girl for the first time):


Sex Mahoney wrote on March 10th, 2012 at 8:59 PM PST:

Your skills of an artist are definitely stronger than mine. Looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see the whole thing.

Memsom wrote on March 11th, 2012 at 5:57 AM PST:

The second frame – the search light from the helicopter should be behind the guy running, this would backlight him and cast a shadow. The woman should also be partially in the shadow on her right side (right as we look at her, so her left). Check out: 1, 2. Both are about drawing backgrounds, but he also talks about other aspects including shadow and light.

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Eugenia wrote on March 11th, 2012 at 10:05 AM PST:

I don’t think I will be drawing shadows. I like the simpler “lo-fi” look for this first project. But I will fix the search light, thanks.

Yanni wrote on March 19th, 2012 at 7:11 PM PST:

Can’t wait to see the finished project! It’s so much work….

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