Sorry for always putting my animation updates in this forum but there doesn't seem to be a better place for them. I base them on my watercolour work and enjoy sharing the experience with my watercolour friends here.
Some of you who were here back in 2004 might recall this submission that I was quite proud of at the time.
Three for a Penny
I can now see lots of problems with the composition etc. and would take a completely different approach if I were to repaint it.
But instead I have blown off the dust and found a way to breathe new life into it .... through animation.
Here is the original painting .... "Three for a Penny" ...
Over the past few days I have digitally dissected it using PhotoShop and created about 23 layers consisting of heads, legs, arms, bodies, and store features such as the candy jars, countertop, etc.
Now I can move the objects throughout the scene or maintain their presence offstage until needed.
Here is the scene devoid of people ....
I had to digitally fill in the BG behind the figures that were cut out and saved in new layers. I use cloning of nearby objects in the scene to maintain the watercolour textures and colour.
And here it is after nightfall ...
Now that the stage is set, I'll leave you in suspense as to where this is going.