Week 14: African Capoeira

Finally finished the African Capoeira animation that I’ve been working on for about 4 weeks!

Everything was drawn in Procreate and thanks to the most recent update, I uploaded the GIF directly from the app. In total, from beginning to end, the animation took around 19 hours. The finished GIF can be seen below.

IMG_1991.GIF

If you want to know more about my process, I go more in-depth in the week 12 post. Today I also uploaded the time-lapse for this animation to my Youtube.

However, what I didn’t post is how I set up my iPad when I’m drawing. I like to have my reference image on the left side and the open canvas on the right side. I took a screenshot during my drawing time to show a visual, the screenshot can be seen below.

A screenshot of my iPad when I’m drawing.

A screenshot of my iPad when I’m drawing.

As I said in the week 12 blog post, this has been my favorite animation to date. It took me a little longer than what I would like but I honestly don’t know how I would get faster. It takes to ink each frame, add the skin color, lighting/shadows and all the extra small details. I don’t know how to get faster but maybe I’ll figure it out in the future.

JJ signing out.

Until next time.