Shout-Out to Dave Pray!

As I was trying to figure out what rewards I could offer on Patreon, Shout-Outs sounded appealing. But, it just didn’t seem like enough to show my appreciation. So I came up with the idea of turning my Patron’s name into a work of art! Here is my first Shout-Out…Hey!…Hey!…Dave Pray, thank you for being my first VIP Patron!

Now, I would be in a bit of a pickle if, all of a sudden, I got 1000 Patrons! But, I am sticking with this idea. You might not get your Shout-Out immediately, but rest assured, you will get it! Use your imagination on how you might want to use this. It is yours! Wallpaper, avatar, T-shirt design? Have fun with it!

Patreonage

Hello everybody! Today, I announce my new Patreon venture! It is dedicated to only Small Consolation, my new weekly comic panel.

In a nutshell, this is how it works. I am creating a Small Consolation every week. You can see it for free (on a monthly basis), either right here, at my Patreon site, or at my Small Consolation Facebook page. 

Or, for $1 per month, you will get two Small Consolations, sent directly to you. For $3, you get three per month. And for $5, you get a Small Consolation EVERY SINGLE WEEK!

Let me be clear about this. Small Consolation is going to happen every week whether or not you subscribe. However, remember, that for every free Small Consolation that you see, there are three that you are missing out on! Those three are reserved for Patrons, only. Tap on the Patreon logo below to get more info. Thank you!

My first animation with sound.

This animation project has been a great adventure for me. It was just a straight forward doing and learning. I liken it to walking through a maze blindfolded. Of course, because I have a little experience with animation, perhaps I peeked here or there.

I explored three frontiers in the making of this video; Adobe Animate, placing sound in my animation, and a Huion digital drawing tablet. Animate is an animation program and I am like a kid in a candy store in there! Oh, the wonders…the wonders I have seen! At first, I was a bit bedazzled and confused, but soon, I was humming right along. My next challenge was to place sound in my animation. I had never done that before, but because of my enthusiasm for the task at hand, and the ease of working in Animate, I made short work of it. And to wrap things up, my brand new digital drawing tablet was instrumental in the creation of the video. With this technology, I can draw in the computer! That eliminates three steps: sketching on paper, inking, scanning. An incredible time saver.

I suspect you don’t believe that I did this just for the fun of it. You would be correct in your suspicion, for I have created this video as part of a new Fiverr Gig! You give me the name of the Birthday Person and I will hand-write the name and place it in the video. If you know anybody who is having a birthday this year, this will make a great gift!

Go here Fiverr Gig.

 

Make it stop!

This is my first primitive animation on the program ‘Animate’. That is a weird ball. I learned a lot from this stupid little experiment. I could actually improve on this, but I won’t, because I am working on a specific project and this lesson taught me all I needed to get started, so, I’m getting started!