Posted tagged ‘animation’

Cartwheel With/By Elephant

August 4, 2011

Happy Friday!

(P.S. Hard to see this guy’s face without making big/full screen. Take care; have a lovely weekend.)

Frustration With Political Animation (Or lack thereof). Obama Ages In Office.

August 2, 2011

Below is an animation that I spent a long time trying to make this evening.  It really didn’t work out as intended, but since frustration on all sides seems part of the tone of the day, it seemed fitting to post anyway.

It is probably not such a good idea to make political cartoons when you are truly not a political person!   (Yes, I am very sympathetic to the President.  But I try to be sympathetic to individuals on many sides of the political spectrum.)

But I was especially struck today by how much the presidency has aged Obama (as it seems to age every president).  This week seems to have aged him particularly.

The funny looking Aladdin’s lamp in the video is supposed to be a tea pot, symbolizing you know what.

In the version that is easier to see, Obama’s hair color changes from black to a light grey.  Here I’m afraid that doesn’t really work.  What can I say–I’m learning.  So, I guess, are we all.

Pure Silliness (With Elephant)(And Bird) (And Beach)

July 24, 2011

Yes, it’s silly and unclear and I’m not sure what’s happening or what the joke is supposed to be.

What can I say?  It’s very hot outside!

How To Draw An Elephant (And Also Procrastinate)

July 16, 2011

Some people will do just about anything to avoid cleaning their apartment.  (I think, after spending several hours on trying to properly upload some version of the above cartoon, that perhaps I am one of them.)

Or perhaps I am just not cut out to become an online animator.

The drawing part is fun, and, in my rudimentary case, quick; the music is fun; putting them together is fun.   But getting them from your digital device to Youtube can be a real pain in the you-know-what.  Sound gets cut off, drawings get cut off.  And unfortunately, some of us (the same people who delay cleaning the apartment, perhaps) get really impatient with online “answers” to technical questions on twitter forums.

So you have to keep on experimenting, uploading and uploading to get what you wanted or once had on your own little iPas, but somehow somehow cannot make come out in a bigger forum.

The good part is that, soon enough, cleaning the apartment doesn’t sound so bad.

Have a nice weekend.