As I’ve said before, I really wanted to have an animated illustration as the opening for my vlog in order to make it personal to me and to show off my artistic style. I wanted to have a simple illustration that featured a drawing of myself, in the clothes I wear in the vlog, holding a camera, surrounded by autumn leaves next to a speech bubble that says “A DAY IN MY LIFE”. Below is the drawing I did, after I digitally coloured it. How cute! I absolutely loooooooove it, so sweet and definitely the look I was going for.After having a one to one tutorial with Mark, I felt confident and was ready to start animating this illustration in After Effects. I didn’t want to do a drastic animation, I just wanted my eyes to blink, the little hearts and flowers to wobble and for the typography to jiggle too. As this is only for the opening seconds of my vlog, I just wanted it to be short and sweet, turning a still illustration into a character with motion! Step by step: Separate individual parts of my drawing that I want to animate onto separate layers Draw eyes closed so that… View Post

I used this font to create my very own typography poster that will act as propoganda art for my island. Propoganda is used to potray a certain political message, in this case I am using political art to promote Robotopia, showing it as the only way the world can survive. The poster says “THERE’S NO LIFE WITHOUT LOVE” which means you will die if you don’t find love on Robotopia, however the way it’s worded makes it seem like an inspirational quote, so it’s a dystopian theme masked behind happy typography and a colourful polygon background that I created on Illustrator.

I am super happy and proud of my finished map and so I can’t wait to tell you all how I actually created my lovely little world Robotopia! I started off with a pencil sketch outline of Ireland on an A3 sketchbook, which was easy enough to do. I had Ireland up on my laptop screen and just sketched it freehand straight onto the paper, next I took a 0.1 black fine liner and went over the outline to make it clean and bold. Then I drew a lovely big banner in the centre of my island for the title. I drew the font with a black fine liner, I tried to make it look like calligraphy so I joined up the letters and made different parts of the letters thicker and thinner.  Slowly I started to add in every little detail in pencil, trying to use the space up as best as I could. I wanted to have illustrations all over the map with cute snippets of text next to them, telling the story of what each illustration stood for. I draw illustrations in a cartoony way, a bit like my favourite artist Nick Sharrat, and they always have… View Post