Few more Info Graphics

If you haven’t seen it on a previous post. I’ve created these new ones in Illustrator and After Effects. Usually take me over a day to complete them, the info-graphics pieces I have created go onto social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram to be exact) with facts on number of laps, lap records, race distances, top speeds, tyres and so forth on each Grand Prix. Or on the football Info-graphic the score of the game, possession, and other facts.

The animation at the top are the latest from few days ago. While the animations at the bottom are the earliest from last year.

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Speedy Info Graphics

Created these in Illustrator and After Effects. Usually take me over a day to complete them, work with a friend to complete them before days before a Grand Prix weekend as info-graphics that go onto social media (Twitter and Instagram to be exact) with facts on number of laps, lap records, race distances, top speeds, tyres and so forth on each Grand Prix.

The animation at the top are the latest from few days ago. While the animations at the bottom are the earliest from last year.

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Straight Edge MMA Animation

I went back into CelAction last week with a character that I’ve made in Illustrator. And created this animation below.

I got my influence from current UFC fighter CM Punk and Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin.

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Then I done a few rough sketches of the character.

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Then, I went into Illustrator to create the character, then export it to a Photoshop file.

Then in CelAction, after the character was rigged, I played around with the character and went back into Illustrator and alter the character that needed to be altered with such as the body. And went back into CelAction until I got it right what I wanted to do such as getting the punchline right which was vital.

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Then I exported the file and added some titles in Premiere for the final animation.

More to come, with different characters.

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Sleeping Beauty

And starting of with something completely different for 2015. I did this lovely drawing a week a go.

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I was influence by the Princess Aurora (alias Briar Rose) Character in Disney’s animated version of Sleeping Beauty.

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First I started off drawing the character down on paper and scanned it in.

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Then drawn colour and shape in Illustrator, and finished off in After Effects with background and lighting effects for the finished version below.

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Coachmen and Footmen for forth coming project

Character designs for the forth coming project with the British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA). First I started off by drawing down some rough ideas of my coachmen and footmen may look like.

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Then I continue with character designs more with some more drawings with some added colour below.

Then I gone into Illustrator, this time I drawn down what the characters will look like in Illustrator, would be easily to animated in After Effects.

Instant feedback, I needed to added some rough outside lines to the characters which I’ve shown in the concept art perviously showed.

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So I went back to drawing board and added some rough outside lines to the characters in Illustrator as shown below.

Now it’s time to animate in After Effects.

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Lip Syncing challenge

For this project is lip Syncing, this time is two different animation. One lip sync is randomly picked from the British Library sound achieve from the speech from Lord of the Rings creature J. R. R. Tolkien. And the other lip syncing is our choice.

For the J. R. R. Tolkien audio, my audio was: “one of my friends Hue”

I started off and got an x-sheet put the speech down I which frames I need to animate the audio.

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Afterwards, I created the character in Adobe Illustrator.

After I completed designing of the character in Illustrator, I went into After Affects to do the animation.

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After I placed the lips are placed in the animation, I exported the animation for feedback.

For feedback, I needed to make the chin to move more with the vowel characters and play more with the shape of the eyes. Got back into After Effects and emended the problems which need to fix.

After more feedback, I need to slow dow the pace of the lips, so the audience will know what his is saying.

For my personal lip sync, I used the Budd’s speech from Kill Bill 2 were he says:

“That woman, deserves her revenge and… we deserve to die. But then again, so does she.”

So I started off with the x-sheet put the speech down.

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Then I gone into Adobe Audition to tidy up the audio. Then afterwards, once again I gone into Illustrator to create the character.

After the character was created I gone into Flash to do the animation.

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Got some feedback, I needed to slow down the pace of the lips and also silhouette the teeth and keep the rabbits front teeth throughout the animation for the animation below for the finish product.

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Donny and Pete vs Max and Monkey or is it?

Last year for my Final Major Project for Animation I created a two minute animation called ‘Donny and Pete’ (2011), were you have a smart cat called Pete with a dumb human who knows nothing called Donny.

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If I could have put this in my research I would have I saw this last year on the Aniboom Youtube page called: ‘Max and Monkey- A Bromance Aniboom Animation’ and was created by Alex Fass (web-site).

Max and Monkey- A Bromance Aniboom Animation

Alex Fass stated on his own web-site that the “Max & Monkey” concept was created both for the production and the pitch of an adult humored, animated television series. Max is a not so intelligent person, while Monkey is the intelligent one out of the pair of them, possibly the same characteristics as my characters, I think Donny is more stupid than Max in my opinion.

Max & Monkey was created by using three programmes:Autodesk Maya, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Also, using Cintiq, a graphic tablet you can draw into Illustrator and Photoshop instead of using a mouse.


My thoughts on the two animations. The first animation above have it’s own unique style with Maya, Illustrator and Photoshop altogether. The second animation below, if I didn’t know that the animation was created in Photoshop, Illustrator and Maya I think the animator was nearly copping my style with Donny and Pete. But, yet again I don’t believe his copping by style at all. But, personally the first animation has its own style more on its own compared to the second animation which was a bit more flat without the 3D style.
Anyway, great animations altogether.

Max and Monkey Ep. 2 – An Odd Couple Aniboom Animation by Alex Fass

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