Mobile phone animation – Kylo Ren and Darth Maul GIFs

I’ve been learning how to make animation on my phone and there are some really good apps out there for people who like to create stuff on the go! I played around a bit with Pixaloop, and I found it was good for making quick animations. There are other apps you can use as well which utilise templates where you add your image and text and the app does the animation for you. I am sure there are dozens of apps that do this but I wanted to see how easy it would be to do.

Here are a few of my “mini” projects created on my phone:

And a Darth Maul one I made with art by @linkthejedi on Instagram

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Darth Maul Edit and Animation

I’ve done a lot of animation using Darth Maul because he’s just so underrated to me as a Star Wars villain. And there is a lot of really good star wars literature out there in the way of comics and books that extend his story far beyond the films. Even animated tv series such as Star Wars The Clone Wars do him a lot more justice than I felt he received in The Phantom Menace. Did you know that the voice used in the Phantom Menace isn’t Ray Park’s, the actor that played him? They had to use a voice over artist because Ray Parks’ voice was too highly pitched to use for Darth Maul Nice little factoid for you!

So I am on a little bit of a Darth Maul trip right now hence all the edits. But this one, I am especially proud of because I played around with Photoshop filters and blending to come up with this and I really like the finished edit:

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And a GIF where I was just fooling around with different animations:

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Age of Republic – Darth Maul 1 Animation

I made another edit because as you know, I love to create animated edits of art I like in the Star Wars universe and it’s kinda been my thing. But I am not happy with this edit at all. I dunno what it is, I regret posting it now. My problem is I look at something, it can be a painting, a digital image, a poem or just about anything like that and I’ll envision how it would sound or look. Then I try to replicate what I see and sometimes, it doesn’t always come out the way I’d like.

The artist is the amazing Paolo Rivera whom I don’t have enough praise for:

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To compensate for this, I went on this really crazy Darth Maul bender and ended up with another two animations, and an image edit which I think came out exactly as I wanted it to. I’ll post it tomorrow along with the other animations I made.

Also, I think I might start writing a little bit more about work again since they blocked my website. 😂It seems there is something unsavoury about the URL darksiderconfessions which I find hilarious!

Darth Maul Edit Art by thetechromancer on DeviantArt

A quick edit before I finish off my other Rey and Luke composite edit, here’s a beautiful piece by thetechromancer on DeviantArt with a little animation by me.

What do you reckon?

Original art:

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My edit:

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And the very subtle animation:

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Darth Maul Edits for Instagram

Found some time to make these on the weekend:

Darth Maul original art by your_executors on vk.com – original image:

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Edit #1:

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Final animation:

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Star Wars edits – Darth Maul and TLJ Comic Adaptation cover

If I see things I like I imagine them with different colours or maybe animation, or even just edited to look more aesthethically pleasing. I guess that’s why I am constantly making edits and animations, because it’s fun to enhance things or give them “life”.

Here’s the original cover for the Star Wars TLJ Comic Adaptation – original art by Paolo Rivera:

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And my edit:

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Star Wars Post – Darth Maul by Rod Reis

I’m on a mission to try and animate something every other day. Some of the better posts I’ve posted on Pinterest and Instagram are animated motion art. I’m still going to be picky with what I animate (because not every image created looks good with animation) but I want to try and do more of this because I really enjoy it.

Here’s my first comic cover animation – the textless version of Rod Reis’ Darth Maul cover art – I had real fun with this one 🙂

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