So today, I started to dip my toes into Adobe Animate and Tate showed me and Emily the ropes. My assignment was to make a TV remote. I had a hard time figuring it out, but the instructions/tutorial that Tate provided for me helped immensely. I’m a little slow because I’m still learning how the tools and program work, but I think I’ll get the hang of it soon. Here’s what I have so far!
Wow! A remote! Actually took way longer than it should’ve, haha.
It was really hard for me to navigate the site since I’ve only had very, very brief encounters with it. I learned how to make a symbol and how to work within it. I have a limited knowledge on what vectors are, so I’m trying to make everything in limited strokes as to not create so many artifacts/bits and pieces/stray marks. But I did it! I’ll try to be faster with the next assignment Tate gives me.
I also got started on my line art for the Russian Illustration that Kathy assigned to me. I got the green-light to move forward from sketch to line art. Suloni and Kathy both said they liked it, but to make them look at other objects to make it look more natural rather than a posed picture. So I dragged the image of the sketchbook page onto Photoshop and started my line art. I also brought in puppets of Polina and Oleg so that I can work with them later.
Starting on the line art!
It was difficult starting the line art because of the way I sketched this image, ahahaha. I freehanded the sketch and didn’t think about the perspective too much. That made it difficult to digitize it and make it clean. But I figured it out! It looks fine(-ish) now. I tried to add more structure to the market stalls so that I could figure out where to start. Doing this was important because it will help me how to fit the characters within the environment. I also placed Oleg and Polina together because if they’re shopping for candy, I’d like to think that they do it together 🙂
That’s all for this shift! I’ll try to be more diligent with blogging!