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Solo: A Star Wars Story Animated Poster

I had some fun creating this animated poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story but the resizing of the image is a mission because most websites have a limit (Pinterest’s, for example, is a measly 10 megs which is nothing if you’re creating plotagraph animations). My original document was around 122 megs! The above image is a drastically resized MP4. I prefer to use APNG files because they are a lot smaller in size (usually) than both GIF and MP4 but not many social media sites/apps support it which is a bummer.

And here’s the GIF file that I might upload to Pinterest if I can get the size down 🙂

SOLO POSTER 2 (587px, 25fps)

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Enfys Nest – Solo A Star Wars Story

Hello, friends and May the 4th be with you –  a little belated, I know, but better late than never 🙂 I’ve been working on perfecting my plotagraph technique this weekend and kinda falling a little flat on my face as you’ll see.

So this is the image I wanted to animate of Enfys Nest (she’s kinda my thing right now seeing that Solo is like 20 or so days away OMG!!) which I’ve featured on my blog before because it’s just so damn cool:

 

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Enfys Nest – art by Brady Goldsmith

 

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Vader’s Storm

I finally finished my Darth Vader Plotagraph – I spent a lot of time on this one but mostly because I am trying to refine my masking technique (which isn’t that great but it’s getting better). Enjoy 🙂

VADER 01 (450px, 25fps)

When Star Wars and Plotagraphs collide!

 

 If you’re reading the title of my post and scratching your head a little, don’t worry, you are not alone. Continuing on from my previous post about creativity and getting back in touch with my “artistic” side, I’ve recently (well, yesterday to be precise) discovered the art form of Plotagraphs. So a plotagraph is where you take a still image and basically animate it. It is not the same as a gif file because a gif file is comprised of several frames to make the gif whereas plotagraphs are created solely by using software to create the animation effect on a single still image.

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When the creative bug gets hold – more Star Wars creations

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Kylo Ren 01 blending a still image with a gif in Photoshop – *all images used are not my own unless otherwise specified
I think I’m going through a very creative phase right now. I mean, I’ve always had the creative bug in some form or another. Being a writer, I guess for me anyway, there has always been a connection to art and the appreciation of art. Unfortunately for me, the straight up truth is I sucked quite badly at anything artistic at school and I’ve never had a single art lesson other than learning how to paint by numbers when I was about 4 and learning how to draw stick figures when I was about 14. So everything I do or create comes purely from a love of creating things and not from any true talent – not in the sense that I’d think of myself as an artist because I definitely don’t.

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I made a “reylo thing” – having fun in Microsoft Photos

I’ve had a lot of time to muck around lately as I’ve been pretty much bed-ridden for the last week or so with the Flu. As you can tell, my weekly posting of SWTOR content has been non-existent but now that I feel a lot better, I’ll be resuming those posts soonish. I’ve been getting back into making and creating things – I used to create gifs and images quite often too but stopped when I deactivated by Tumblr account a couple of years back.

Here’s a little clip I put together using Microsoft Photos. I had fun playing around with all the different settings and animation effects you can use.

Please note: the above artwork is not my own, artist unknown – I only edited and enhanced the original image using Microsoft Photos.

Star Wars “Who Am I?” – Darth Marr

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Reading about all of these Star Wars characters really makes me think of other possibilities, especially for the future of the franchise. Darth Marr was one of my favourite NPCs in Star Wars the Old Republic and I really wanted for him to become a playable companion (which never happened). The first thing I noticed about Darth Marr was his armour which makes him look extremely formidable and rightly so. Darth Marr was extremely strong in the dark side of the force, strong enough that he became a force ghost and spent time in exile with Satele Shan. Darth Marr is also famous for never showing his face and no one has ever seen him unmasked (as far as Wookiepedia is concerned, anyway).