Monday, July 12, 2010

Ahoy! Painting animation

I've been wanting to do something like this for a while:
this is a little animation of the stages of the watercolour painting of 'playing pirates' that I started some weeks ago.

the colour difference at the end is because most images were taken with a camera except for the last which was professionally scanned. (painting was too big to fit in my scanner)

I used the animation capabilities in Photoshop for this. It was pretty easy, but I had to take the smooth fades out because it was making the file size too big. What do other people use to make videos/slideshows for the web?

(i hope it works!)


Danielle McDonald said...

How clever of you! What a great way to share the process, and the final image is gorgeous! Thanks again for visiting me recently. It was so great to see you I hope you have a great trip - can't wait to read all about it!

flossy-p said...

HA! That's so cool! And so fun to watch.

I made my vid in flash. Actually clever Mr You did it for me. ;)

FONT LOVER said...

super cute ^^!
keep up the good mood my friend.

thanks for sharing.

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey that is wonderful, and it such a good work!

Sorry can't give you advice for making those movies. I just use movie maker and youtube. But they end up being massive megabytes.

Caz Williams said...

That's fascinating! I always wondered how it was done. Those short clips make it look so easy ! Maybe you need to intersperse with a few shots of yourself hanging over the painting - your eyes bugging out and sweat dripping from your forehead :D

Ben Clanton said...

Very cool! It's always fun to see the process of other illustrators. These lil pirates turned out great!