A life update, Darth Vader #1 Edit and Motion Art

I seem to be in a bit of a rut lately with certain things. I’m still recovering from the aftershock of The Rise of Skywalker as my anticipation for this film was a lot higher than I expected. I’ve also been thinking a lot about what I want to achieve this year and I’ve come up with a shortlist. These goals are not NY resolutions. They are goals I want to achieve for several years to come so they’re bigger than that. They are life goals. And I have given myself a time period of six months to get started on one of them and the other one I hope to work and improve on with time.

I’ve neglected some of the things I love to do for other things that I thought were more important but as it turns out, they’re not. So I’m pushing back a little so that I have more control over my time.

And finally, the edits. I saw this new Darth Vader cover on Tumblr and thought it would like nice with a little animation. The cover art is by artist InHyuk Lee



Motion Art:

DARTH VADER #1LEE IN HYOK02 (960px, 25fps)


Star Wars update – my interview and more edits!

I know what you’re thinking – why would anyone want to interview me?😂🤣 Well, it was an interview for a Star Wars fandom website in Russia, so the entire interview is in Russian. But I’m still pretty excited that someone actually thought of me as knowledgable in the area of all things Star Wars and I am going to celebrate that little fact! You take your wins when you can get them, my friends 😁😀

I’ve also been actively making edits pretty much everywhere I go, even on my phone! Here is a couple I did today – particularly for the Ben Solo fans out there who love him as much as I do! I hope my edits give you a little something to enjoy 😁😀

Ben Solo GIF The Rise of Skywalker made by Star Wars Creative Darkside Creative

And edit two!

Ben Solo GIF edit by Star Wars Creative Darkside Creative

Enjoy my friends – I hope your new year is going well so far!

New Topps Cards with Kylo Ren

I saw these Topps cards and knew that I had to do something with them. This is the first one, I didn’t get enough time to edit the second one.

The original:

Kylo Ren Topps Card signed by Adam Driver

I made this one Ben Solo without the scar:

Edited by Darkside Creative

And animated this one:


Adam Driver on the cover of M2 Magazine New Zealand

During grocery shopping today, I finally located the January/February 2020 issue of M2 Magazine with Adam Driver on the cover. I believe this could be a some-what coveted magazine cover because it is published by a local New Zealand brand. This means that there is probably no other way of acquiring this magazine outside of New Zealand unless you pay for it online. I’m not eve,n sure if you can order individual issues so I am feeling pretty happy about the fact that I have finally acquired something that could be challenging to get hold of for anyone outside New Zealand.


One of my friends asked if I would scan it and upload it. I am not sure if I should do that but I’m thinking about it. Considering it’s quite hard to get hold of, I’d like to be able to provide my fellow Adam Driver fans with the nitty-gritty of the exclusive interview he did with M2.

Kylo Ren – The Last Jedi Motion Art

I have spent some time looking around for art to upload to my Instagram account and came across a beautiful piece today by artist Noe Leyva on DeviantArt and I just had to turn it into motion art.

Here’s the piece in question:


And the animated version:

Animated by Darkside Creative
Art by https://www.deviantart.com/noe-leyva


The Pull to the Light – Kylo Ren Animation

I’ve spent some time organising my motion art, GIFs and video clips on Pinterest because I have amassed quite a few over the year or so that I’ve been making them. I thought just one board looked too cluttered and now I can see exactly how many I’ve made and what I’ve made.

While GIF-making was not new to me, creating motion art was something new that I started to enjoy and thought “why not?” Just with anything that’s new, I can see that some of the images I made weren’t as polished as they could have been now that I’ve been making them for a couple years. So I am using some of those original images I created as Motion Art and I’m improving them, at least I think I am 😂

Here’s one I remember making and I liked it at that time, but I decided to improve it. I see Kylo Ren’s struggle in this image, the shadows behind him but still part of him, with the light still there, trying to penetrate the shadow. Turning it into motion art was a pleasure. I also edited the original image extensively as I didn’t like how “washed” out and over-exposed the original image looked. When I first made this motion art I didn’t even notice that the original image was over-exposed. I guess I have learned a few things along the way 😊



Ben Solo, Jedi Padawan – The Rise of Kylo Ren Part 2 Animation

The second comic from the series The Rise of Kylo Ren is apparently all sold out according to the writer, Charles Soule on Twitter. I loved the sneak-peek we were given by Marvel on Twitter so much I had to make some sort of edit from the images.

Here is a quick motion art graphic I made from the cover. I’ll probably do more but we’ll see how I am for time.

Here’s the new cover with art by Will Sliney and colours by Guru-eFX


Image edit one:


And the animation. I particularly thought of Ben at this moment using the force and the light probably for the first time against opponents that were genuinely dark side force users. You can see the determination in Ben’s face, he isn’t going to give his enemies an inch! Also, the art is particularly good, it actually looks like a young Adam Driver.

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