Posts of a more personal nature, focused on writing and the process of blogging in general

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

VADER 01 (450px, 25fps)

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ย 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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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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