My little Starr family had a great Halloween, despite some heavy energy making it a little hard to conjure up the holiday spirit - pardon the pun! Our kids keep us on track with their contagious excitement, and the extra creativity with their truly unique costume ideas this year made for a lot of fun. … Continue reading Halloween happened, lots to come!
Land of Lo
Nacre, Mother of Pearls
This is Nacre. She is a Claviger in Lodila Valley. I created my first portrait of her a couple years ago, but wanted to take more time and really give her more attention! I used Procreate, and loaded the original drawing to retrieve the color palette, which I stayed loyal to. I did adjust some … Continue reading Nacre, Mother of Pearls
Cut out animation
In my 2D animation class, we are exploring all kinds of techniques, and the master studies are great. Thanks to Lottie Reiniger and Terry Gilliam, last week’s unit was for cut out animation, but we cheated a little, using After Effects to edit them together. I wonder if Lottie would have even wanted technology that … Continue reading Cut out animation
Cybele of Lake Chitali Cybele (si-bill-ee), named for an Anatolian goddess (also known as the Magna Mater, or "great mother"), is a genderless water creature that dwells in Lake Chitali, at the outskirts of the Land of Lo. It is considered, like most Lodians, a hybrid of plant and animal, and cannot survive out of … Continue reading Cybele
Legends of Lodila
So I have been working on streamlining Pallo’s origin story this semester, making sure to incorporate my personal goals into every project, and my Writing for Visual Media course final was a script treatment for a movie. That one project really helped me figure out how to choose which elements to include in Pallo’s part … Continue reading Legends of Lodila
Pallo Talk – “Flowers”
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tkwzn_8Qoh8 My final project for my Character Animation class is also Pallo's first real video! There's a lot going on, so watch it more than once! 😉
Please know that I am foolish in so many ways, and that I do not expect people to "approve" of things I share my opinion about. So many artists I know get very excited when they start using digital programs to create, and tend to overshare their process (again, my opinion only). I see incredibly … Continue reading Procreate
Welcome, and thank you!
Having never been very consistent with online creative outlets, such as blogs and social media, I sincerely appreciate every "like" and "follow" that You gift me. I recently committed to a digital upgrade by investing in an iPad Pro and Procreate. So far, I'm enjoying exploration in Brushes - there are far too many! I … Continue reading Welcome, and thank you!
So, it's time to introduce Pallo, officially. Since I've been making little practice animations with her, I feel like it needs to happen to start building context. Pallo is a character I created, inspired by two little girls - twins - I used to take care of in my nanny days. We were together since … Continue reading Pallo
Estoy Llorando – I am crying
My father passed away on Tuesday. He had suffered a long time, so he is free of pain now. It is only fitting that our lesson in Animation class this week was Cycle Layers, learning how to add tears to our puppets. Here is Pallo, crying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxVoInot4ow Fortunately, I find solace in creating. I used … Continue reading Estoy Llorando – I am crying