It’s funny how blogs are like sketchbooks…in this case, a half forgotten one that’s collecting dust in the attic. ? I’ll probably deprecate this and start fresh, as it’s not as relevant as it once was. I’ve used it primarily for design based work, but my animation usually takes precedence.
I had to opportunity to present a logo to my children’s school when it was renamed to be “Hidden Valley”
It was a great design challenge and I forgot how much I love logo design and how much work it can be. ?????½It didn’t make the cut, but I was really happy at where it ended up. I took photos of indigenous Red Tailed hawks and did about 20 drawings to arrive at a shape and pose that felt appropriate. ? I ended up really enjoying inkscape, as I’d do some occasional tweaks to it at lunch while at work (animators don’t get illustrator) and found I now prefer it to illustrator as it’s light, fast and can edit with the speed I used work pre-Illustrator 6, before it turned into the juggernaught of all vector creation tools.
An interesting collaboration between Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, which they dub Cinemagraphs, essentially looping animated gifs where often just part of an image moves. Really, it’s the principle of a strong pose with a moving hold, but done in an artful yet low tech way.
In getting back to this blog, I’m trying to figure out a purpose for it and to differentiate it from my teaching blog. It’s easy to become reticent about posting, but I’m going to start to use this as an opportunity to put myself out there again. I’ve been in a bit of an animation rut lately and hopefully putting up crappy unfinished works in progress will motivate me to buckle down and push them to completion.