Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Boat Race (Animation made in Procreate)



I am learning to use the "Animation Assist" function in Procreate.  I used it to hand-draw this little frame-by-frame animation (no pre-sets).  This is very short, so don't blink.

Monday, March 01, 2021

Kalimba and Lexi (Sketch on Canvas) as of March 1, 2021



I finally picked up a new canvas (16 x 16 inches) over the weekend, so I can actually start this painting.  This morning, using my reference photo, I sketch out placement and composition using conte crayon on canvas.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Traffic Report (Animation in Procreate)


I am learning to use Animation Assist in Procreate.  Today I succeeded in making this short little animation. I created a background and a foreground, and then made a simple object move along a path. Don't blink, you will miss it.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

February Sky from Lynch Park (with Prisma filter)



Here's another image from Wednesday's walk at Lynch Park.  Today I added a Prisma filter and cropped the original photo to get this composition.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Polka Dot Animation (in Procreate)



In February, around my birthday, I decided to learn animation this year.  I have been watching videos and doing hands-on tutorials in Adobe Animate, a very powerful and complicated program.  I am working on it every day and I will get there.  But today, while searching for an online animation tutorial for Adobe Animate, I stumbled across a video tutorial about animation in Procreate (!!!).  I have been using the Procreate drawing program for years, but didn't really pay attention when "Animation Assist" was added in an upgrade.  So today I watched that video tutorial and read  about animation in the Procreate online handbook, and this morning created this extremely short and simple little animation.  This has not changed my plans to learn Adobe Animate, so much more powerful than Procreate's animation function.  But I am also going to learn to animate with Procreate, which is already familiar to me, more intuitive, and portable (on my iPad).  I'll stop now as this explanation is now far longer than my little video. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Reposting: Hamentashen Bouquet (Video)


I created this little Purim video in 2019 on my iPad.  I got the idea of creating a bouquet out of hamentaschen, the triangular filled cookies eaten on Purim. Sending this out to wish happy times to those celebrating


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Rose Garden Entrance at Lynch Park (with Prisma filter)



Here north of Boston, temperatures went up to 45 degrees today, and we went to Lynch Park for a walk. It has been a while! There is still snow on the ground, but a lot of it has melted.  Despite glasses fogging up due to my mask, I took some pictures.  When I got home, I added a gentle Prisma filter to this one, and then cropped it to get this composition.