Week 19: Blue and Pink Jewels

Week 19: Blue and Pink Jewels

I believe this is my third tutorial with Ducky 3D. The final animation was absolutely stunning and it only took 10 minutes to create. That is the thing that absolutely blows my mind about this software, how something that looks really complicated is actually pretty easy to make.

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Week 18: Aerial Animation

Week 18: Aerial Animation

It’s been nearly 3 months since I last used the grease pencil. It was beyond time to get do another animation project to get reacquainted with the pencil.

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Why I am Learning: How to Code (Week 17)

One day I want to be a professional animator and knowing how to code makes your job that much easier.

Screenshot of the FreeCodeCamp.org Homepage

Screenshot of the FreeCodeCamp.org Homepage

Around December of last year, I researched the best websites where I could learn to code for free (or at a reasonable and affordable price). Some great website I found included: code.org, codeacademy.com, khanacademy.org and freecodecamp.org.

The two websites I am currently using are Khan Academy and FreeCodeCamp. To be a complete beginner and have learned so much so far, I am grateful for everyone who contributed to these lessons.

Screenshot of the current lesson I am working on provided by FreeCodeCamp.org

Screenshot of the current lesson I am working on provided by FreeCodeCamp.org

Screenshot of the current lesson I am working on provided by KhanAcademy.org

Screenshot of the current lesson I am working on provided by KhanAcademy.org

Not only do I want to become a professional animation, I want to create my own websites. I really my current SquareSpace website but I definitely have changes that I want to make. However, SquareSquare can be limited with the changes that I want to make.

For example, when it comes to the pages where I have my artwork, I want my images to be viewed horizontally (not vertically like it currently is). I really like how artist Loish display’s her artwork.

Also, when it comes to the blog, I would rather have the sidebar dates on the left side instead of the right. It’s just little tweaks that I wish that I could make but can’t. Hopefully in the future I will be able to code my own website with exactly what I want.

Until then, SquareSpace is a great place to store my artwork.

JJ signing out.

Until next week.

Further reading

Week 7: The week after spring break

Week 7: The week after spring break

As the title suggests, I’m back from my week off. Between you and me, I didn’t go to a beach or anything like that, I stayed home and continued to make art.

After recently finishing the ‘100 Day Challenge’, I felt recharged and renewed. I decided to tackle something I wanted to do for a while but just didn’t do…make my first 2D animation in Blender 2.8.

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