Draw Funny Card: Video Cartoon Tutorial
Draw Funny Card
Christmas Tree Cartoon: Video Animation
To draw a Christmas tree first start with a loose triangle. Add a trunk at the base of the triangle by making a square. Create branches that follow the triangle shape growing wider and larger as you go down the tree. Add ornaments on the tree like simple circles, stars, snowflakes, lights, and the gifts around the tree.
Oh Noes! The tree was attacked … by the cat! Ugh.
For this holiday card, I was inspired by my friends who told me about their Cat and how it loves to attack Christmas Trees. After they went back home, I created this card. Many people online are asking about drawing Christmas Trees so I thought I would add my spin to the mix. 🙂
My Christmas trees were also attacked by our cats. You would hear a random crash and knew you just lost another ornament to the constant batting of kitty paws. We started hanging the more durable ornaments on the bottom of the tree, and hung the potential casualties half way up the tree. Luckily, the cats never got into climbing.
The illustration was done in Adobe Animate which is the most recent version of Flash Animation. I used a Wacom Tablet to ink and color the work. The tablet I have is an actual screen itself, so you can draw like you would on paper. The tablet is also light enough to be transported, or placed on my lap to draw while connected to my MacBook Pro.
The project took a quick 5 minutes to sketch and then about an hour to complete the inked and colored final piece.
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Christmas Tree: How to draw a Christmas Tree (easy)
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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