Many people asked me since when I began animating, the reply is since 2009 :D ! (September 4th to be exact)
Let’s talk a little about me because many of you ask why I love to animate =)
So … I always wanted to animate, since I was a kid I often wandered why my drawings couldn’t move like the cartoons, video games or movies I saw on TV, bringing me to this awesome world =)
I Always dreamt about seeing my drawings alive, I thought it was …. magical !
So I did some flip-books with what I found around me (paper, books …) but only with balls bouncing… not that much and I observed the nature, it inspired me a lot ! Leafs falling from the trees, snow falling from the sky, rivers, clouds, I began to understand things this way and then watching cartoons helped me as well !
I never could animate on a program because no tablet, just a mouse !! And one day, coming from nowhere, Flipnote Studio came on the Nintendo DSi !! When I saw that we could animate with it my heart exploded !! I was so excited !!
So, well I never animated that much before, so I couldn’t make big things, so I tried ……. 6 frames was already too much for me !!!! Then I understood that it would be really hard to make my ideas move how I wanted them to do but I learned a lot drawing the characters I love (Kirby the most !) Doing fanarts really helps !
“Copying is the way to learn and progress” Richard Williams =), so don’t be ashamed to draw lots of fanarts, this is actually the best way to advance because you draw what you love, you have a model and you get inspired ! (and you can parody it after ;p)
I pushed my self more and began to really animated hard back in 2013 :)
Soo well, don’t ask me why I put a “BYE BYE” on the first one I don’t even remember xD I … still love these animations, they are like my children, they were funny and simple … to be honest the style I have right now was this one I thought was too “simple” to be interesting, I was wrong and now I’m happy to enjoy animating little pigeons and animals bouncing like the balls I made in the past !
I hope this post will help you to continue your way to progress and love what you are doing !!
Your ideas are the most important, even if you can’t draw them well for the moment, these are what you have inside ! Just wait and draw them again, you will be happy =)
So I tried my best english again, I can learn you an awesome word today ! The last animation is a little Platypus, guess how we call them in France ?
ornithorynque ! Got your new awesome french word of the day ^^ !