I got to make today’s Google Doodle for NASA’s Trappist-1 announcement! It was a crazy exciting project cause we had no forewarning about this announcement and decided as a team to just make a doodle as fast as we could.
I took on the project and concepted, designed and animated the whole doodle in about 5 hours. It was a wild ride and a lot of fun, things always get interesting when you have to work under pressure like that. But the doodle team is amazing and everyone was supportive and helpful in us getting it launched!
Thought I’d shard a bit of the process for making it and some storyboards as well!
Trust the process. First the pencils, then the watercolor and colored #ink, then the slow, slow application of fabercastell Polychromos colored pencils on top to finish. I added the header last due to an abundance of white space. Almost like I planned it that way. This is for sale if anyone’s interested. Best offer
Swan queen! Started with some loose linework but I jumped to paint pretty quickly because it’s easier for me to see if things are working or not in color blocks. Here’s my first process gif ever… enjoy haha! I can do that more in the future if people are interested.