Wednesday, 4 August 2010

I am an Animator...


Okay, so it ain't exactly Disney, Pixar or Aardman, but it's my very first effort having been nursed into the process using Photoshop's animation facility, and I was well pleased that I got it to work.

The cartoon was originally drawn as a static gag for the Cartoon Caption Competition, but having had my initial animation lesson the day after I drew it, I thought it would be ideal to practise on, and so it eventually ended up as above. I couldn't resist posting it in its animated format for the competition, and despite it causing a fair bit of controversy (it was the first time any animation had been used), it actually won, which I was delighted and astonished at in equal measure.

My first feature-length animated film starts tomorrow...and probably always will.


  1. Seems like an awful lot of effort, but the end results are worth it. IF it's a good gag to start with of course.

  2. Yes, the animated but took longer than the rest of the cartoon, Clangers, but it was my first stab at anything like this. Should get easier and quicker with practise. I'm not sure I have the patience for anything much more ambitious than this one though.

  3. With advances in digital ink technology, perhaps one day cartoons like this can appear in print!

  4. What? You mean MY cartoons? Let's hope so.

  5. Pay attention to Leonard, and you never know Steve. :-)