Bunny Vampire: Vector Illustration
Vector Bunny Vampire
For Holloween, here is the character “Bunny Vampire!” The work was done in Flash CS6 and took about 45 mins using a Cintiq Tablet and Pen. Working in a vector program can help in creating bold illustrations. You can change the settings of the lines to be more detailed or simplified, in a 1-100 scale range (I use 60-70.)
To make the character stand out more, color the character with a gradient to add a 3D feel. To add even more details to a Flash Image, it is best to use Illustrator or Photoshop. Flash can work around in doing many illustration effects, but it’s best to take the file into another program if you are seeking more details.
To export an image, you watch the video tutorial at: http://animationstation.com/export-an-image/
The song I clipped together was:
Twenty One Pilots-Heathens
If you are considering becoming an Animator, it’s a great practice to make up random 5-10 second long animations. When I was in school, the teachers asked the students to constantly create short stories. Some students found it difficult to keep their stories short and simple, receiving failing grades in some cases because they got too lost in their stories.
Tips on creating short stories:
Starting the story as close to the end as you can.
Including at last one character the viewer can strongly identify with – either negatively or positively.
Reveal character motivation or traits essential to the story.
Ensuring that each character included needs something to do – even if the action was simply deliver a newspaper.
Metaphors are a great tool – but keep the related to everyday life – or you will lose your audience. In animation, you can be very creative in how you express your point of view in the story. You can be very literal or “trippy” depending on who your audience is.
Know your basic audience and avoid alienating them. Appealing to what people can relate to is an important foundation if you want people to watch your videos.
Keep a notebook at all times! A quick note now can be a great story tomorrow.
Have fun with it! If you are not having fun, take a nap. Ideas have to marinate and evolve within you, so relax, have fun and let them flow.
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To see how to use gradients, go to: http://animationstation.com/use-gradients/
To view more videos by EmilyCartoons, go to: http://animationstation.com/channel/emilycartoons/
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