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Goat Simulator: “G is for Goat”

Goat Simulator: “G is for Goat”


Goat Simulator: “G is for Goat”


This illustration took 45 minutes to complete.

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I drew the work on paper first with a pencil, took a picture of the image with my phone, emailed the image to myself, and finally imported the image into FlashCS6.

Using the INK TOOL and FILL TOOL, create the linework and color in the character.

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 Selecting parts of the filled in colored sections (with the “paint selected” on), color in the details, shadows, and highlights. goat_illustration_0008_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.54.18 AM goat_illustration_0009_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.54.25 AM

Add a background. Create the basic shape to show off the character. goat_illustration_0011_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.54.45 AM goat_illustration_0010_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.54.40 AM

Once the scene is set, you can add more highlights and shading to add to the illustration. goat_illustration_0012_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.54.51 AM goat_illustration_0013_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.54.54 AM

Use gradients to add depth and texture to soft the grass. goat_illustration_0014_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.54.58 AM goat_illustration_0015_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.55.01 AM goat_illustration_0016_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.55.06 AM goat_illustration_0017_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.55.10 AM goat_illustration_0018_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.55.15 AM goat_illustration_0019_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.55.19 AM

Added filters to the mountains helped in highlighting and shading the hills.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-9-25-38-pm goat_illustration_0020_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.55.29 AM goat_illustration_0021_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.55.32 AM

Final Image! 😉 goat_illustration_0022_Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 12.55.41 AM

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 go to the video tutorial, go to: http://animationstation.com/g-is-for-goat/

To view more videos by EmilyCartoons, go to: http://animationstation.com/channel/emilycartoons/

EmCartoons Owner and Founder of Animation Station. Animation Station is a website that showcases Artists Artwork from around the world. Each artist has a background ranging in animation, live action, traditional, graphic design, audio, and any form of art connected to animation/digital media.


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