Hey everyone (assuming people still read this blog). I’ve been a long time away from posting here but it’s not without good reason. Almost a month or so ago something happened to me while I was playing SWTOR. Something inside me just broke. Ever since then, I haven’t been able to bring myself to play. I don’t know why it happened but it just did. So I took a breather from the fandom and today is the first time I’ve thought about creating more SW motion art in a while, which is why I haven’t posted here. I still update my IG but not as often as I used to. I am still on Pinterest and Twitter but in a reduced capacity. I’ve actually been pulled back into an old fandom of mine for the Karate Kid franchise and I’ve been hanging out mostly on Tumblr with other like-minded fans of the movie and the new YT Red show, Cobra Kai.

I can’t explain exactly how I feel about things. I am still trying to figure it all out but for now, I’ve decided to keep creating motion art because someone on IG sent me a really nice message and it’s helped to motivate me back into creating stuff.

So for anyone who still frequents this blog, this is for you, and thank-you for sticking with me, even though I’ve been a fairly crappy blogger of late.

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The encounter between Darth Maul and Qui Gon Jin on Tatooine was one of the best moments of the Star Wars prequel movie, along with the very last light sabre battle (of course). The only thing I enjoy doing these days is making motion art, gifs and writing really bad fanfic. So I’ll be continuing to blog here with anything I create. For now, SWTOR is taking a back seat in a big way. I haven’t played for some time now, but that’s a topic for another post.

 

The art above was created by the hugely talented star wars artist Chris Trevas

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I’ve since discovered that there are certain images that were made to animate and certain images that just aren’t. Picking the right image to work with is half the job, really. I’ve had some hit and misses along the way (not just animating Star Wars images either) and I think I might be a little better at picking the images that will just shine once they are animated.

I took one look at this image by artist Raymond Swanland and knew it would make a beautiful animation – I think I picked the right one 🙂