April 25, 2011

hippo on a bike

I was thrilled to see this week's IF topic. I've been drawing bikes for months now, and I've started a project Animals on Bikes. Bikes are So cool, and I couldn't just post any old illustration, I wanted to go a tiny baby step further :D

It all stared with my good old sketchbook, as always:













Then, I played with Photoshop:

















And THEN, I went a bit crazy!


It's 4 o'clock in the morning, and I know I could go on tweaking it for the next 3 days or more, but being my first animation ever, I think it turned out pretty well :)

This was FUN! I think I'm hooked!



19 comments:

  1. love the animation-you've inspired me to give it a try

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  2. This is amazing! Hehe I love it :)

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  3. I so want a blue bike like that (and maybe the hippo too)! :)

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  4. This is so awesome! I love the animation.. brilliant!

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  5. that's the coolest hippo on a bike i've ever seen. possibly the only hippo on a bike i've ever seen. neat animation!

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  6. This is very cool! So cute, and I love the detail you put into how he moves. Very jiggly, like a hippo should be!

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  7. Well done, this is fabulous! Makes me want to try animation too.. :)
    Pia

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  8. BRAVO! This is so cool! I love what you have done with your winsome hippo! The colors are fabulous too. Really enjoyed visiting your blog too.

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  9. I love seeing how you progressed. The animation is very cool! I can't believe it's your first one. It looks terrific!

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  10. AMAZING !!!!! wow the animated Hippo is so good,looks brilliant!!! i cannot draw bikes at all.

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  11. Very beaultiful hipo!! I like the animation!

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  12. oh...my... god! that is so cool! Please tell me how you did that!

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  13. Very cool Tricky...I love your Header too!!!

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  14. Nice mate! Can`t wait next one :)

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  15. love it! Linked back here through another artist's (Felix the Dog) favourites on flickr! Well done! :) Looking forward to exploring your work :)

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