Here's a little stop-motion video I made to accompany Vickie's beautiful song based on Wirrow's tiny story, "things." I am VERY much a beginner at stop motion - my skils have a long way to go, and my recording setup is Macgyver-esque at best... I'm generally happy with the scattered, dreamy feel this has, and Vickie's song is just so perfect. :)
Alternative title: "Please Lemme Go to the Show!!" My morning has been exciting and melodramatically heartbreaking. I have called, emailed, Facebooked, and BEGGED with (so far) no success... So I thought I'd record my petty little tragedy.
A little experiment in stop motion.
Here's my take on illustrating The Man with a Turnip for a Head, paper-cut style. I've been wanting to do something with this story for a long time, and I'm excited that we'll be working to make it into a short film for Sundance!
I'm so excited about the idea of the Turnip Man short being done in paper cutouts.. Fred loves being made out of paper!! Here are a couple more versions. I'm low on paper resources today though, so if we decide to use this concept, I can always go back and revise some pieces, upload these at a higher resolution, put them on a plain background for animation, etc..
Here's a cheery(?) illustration to get you in the Christmas mood! Based on a wonderful tiny story by sinnamin. Oh, and.. this is my 100th RECord. :)
Merry Christmas, Psalmist! I'm your Secret Santa. I illustrated your RECord, A and Z's Creative Adventuring - hope you like it, and enjoy the holiday season!!
I love doing comic strip cut-outs, and I thought that the Turnip Head story would lend itself well to this medium. Everyone's turnip man character concepts have been great so far, so I worked with a few of them - combining rinku726's character with the car from thefuture's illustrations. And I couldn't have done it without mirtle's illustration of the jeering children and cat-cat's character sheet!
One day her mother said to her: "Come, Little Red Riding Hood, here is a piece of cake and a bottle of wine; take them to your grandmother, she is ill and weak, and they will do her good."
Simple idea for the typography - This is the original version, if one of you lovely photoshop wizards would like to transparent-ize the background better than I did. I also thought maybe with the green-ish background, the video editors could work some green screen magic on it..
Simple idea for the typography. Yikes, my photoshop skills leave much to be desired. I also uploaded the original version if someone else would like to fix this up a bit.
(I added this to the Summer Collection collab because I know we have sold posters in the past and thought that this could possibly be produced as a poster print.)
Since the end of the show, I've been trying to figure out the best way to express all of my jumbled thoughts and feelings about it. Watching the livestream, I felt moments of excitement and indescribable pride. SO many times, I smiled and laughed, marveling at all that we have accomplished - a few times, I winced and bit my knuckles in uncertainty.
When I woke up this morning, I wasn't sure what I wanted to say. And so, I started cutting up some paper. And soon I realized, as the pieces came together, we have SO much to celebrate. Some things last night were PERFECT, and others were rough and a little awkward - but that's the great thing about hitRECord. We try new things, we take chances, and we move forward in brand new ways. I love what we've accomplished so far, and I can't wait to see what comes next!
Some new makeup sex characters - a bit closer to Matt's request - with a few extra parts for better animation. Sorry, they're cut and scanned, so they're not transparent - I tried to put them on a contrasting color that would be easier to erase out. More to come!
Eek, my scanner isn't big enough, and I just can't get that seam to disappear. I'll work on it a little more later (or find a bigger scanner!)
For a very long time, I've been hoping to remix 'and a new earth' in my own way. Here goes.
*I added this to the Summer Collection collab because I thought it could be produced and marketed as a poster print.
I've started creating a semi-animated cutout version of a Jelly Babies short film. My super-ancient video editing software is being really lame and glitchy tonight, so I didn't do quite as much with this as I had hoped, but I wanted to get a little bit finished so I could see what you guys think about this style/approach for it!
I thought our Little Red paper doll might like some hitRECord clothes! I know we haven't picked a Little Red character yet, and the scaling on these is probably atrocious, but they're mostly just for fun..
In response to Marke's request, here is a pattern that could possibly be used on the back of the paper doll cutouts. I set it up so that it could be made seamless without too much difficulty (by someone a little better at photoshop than me!) I messed with editing it a little bit, but than it started looking kind of hokey, so I thought I would just post the original instead.
I actually made these guys for an anti-drug mascot contest at school, but I thought maybe someone on here could find them useful for a story or something..
An illustration for janetfelts' tiny story - "Your heart has a little empty corner. You won't even know I'm there- I'll be very quiet."
I also think it would work for kestrel's - "I broke into your heart and left mine there, like a theif in reverse."
A little collection of postcards I made from a whole collection of wonderful hitRECord resources! They're a little hodge-podgey, but I think that's alright. I'm not quite sure what direction to take them from here.. Maybe incorporate text of some kind? Some image theme to lay over the patterns?
A little collage of Tiny Stories being read at the live shows!
I usually cut off the overlapping edges, but I kind of liked them..
Sorry about the scanner seams.. :( I need a bigger scanner.