This isn’t nearly as fleshed out and finished as last years valentine’s animation, but I wanted to throw up something, so I sketched this thing up this morning. It’s pretty rough but maybe I’ll fix it up once I’ve got all my other projects finished. <3
2. people questioning if I took a gifset and ran it through photoshop filters
3. because I want people to know that its digital art- painted in photoshop- not traditional. In my original post I used the words “hand painted” because I was groggy and exhausted and I wanted to imply each frame is a from-scratch illustration but I think some people took it to mean there are 16 physical hang-on-the-wall paintings of this which there certainly is not. I tried to change the wording but the post kinda went viral before I had a chance to catch myself. Sorry about that. I may be less awesome than you thought. Oh and on a side note this method of animating is called rotoscoping (same method was used in the movie Anastasia).
Scene from The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner (BBC Books)
(p.s if there are other scenes from the official books you want illustrated, send an ask and if i feel like doing it sometime I might. :) )
But she carried on anyway, raising the phial, tipping it slowly, carefully, to one side… A single drop, a liquid emerald, splashed on to the stone cheek of the Doctor. And the cheek became flesh. Pale flesh, dark hair, intense brown eyes. His tunic rippled back into cloth, ten toes wiggled within his sandals. Arms flexed, and grabbed Rose into a hug. Soft lips pressed hers with a kiss of gratitude and joy and unspeakable pleasure at being alive.
‘Wotcha,’ Rose said, smiling through her tears.
‘Hello,’ he replied softly, his eyes shining.
‘I think you must be real,’ she said after a moment. ‘My imagination’s not that good.’
I felt a sudden need to share a work in progress of my next project even though I told myself I wouldn’t. Still has a long way to go. It took me a long time to settle on what I wanted to do for Castiel’s animation.
Tools: Photoshop CS5, Intuos 4 Wacom Tablet, KM Player
[07: History Week | The cave paintings mainly resemble smudges now, after their original discoverer attempted to power-wash them off the wall because he, on religious grounds, did not believe in the past.]