When my Huion drawing tablet went on the fritz, I was saying, “Phooey on Huion!” I would like to take that back. I got it working again! The resulting Small Consolation that you see above was just me messing around with different line thicknesses and colors. A test, you might say. If you think it is funny… great! It wasn’t meant to be funny, though. It just happened. Art just happens, sometimes. I think it has a certain Anime flavor. Or is it Manga? Is Anime the moving version of Manga? That might be an interesting question. Happy Thanksgiving!
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.