Design | An Animated Signature for @beautifulbullies

in art •  9 days ago

First Things First

Thank you for believing in me @beautifulbullies to deliver this specially requested signature to you. I usually have these sort of 'eureka' moments when I get an idea and would just blurt it out whenever, wherever and funnily enough, @beautifulbullies was so attached to the idea she made a fundraising post to raise 10 STEEM for this custom design signature. About a week later, this was the result of that eureka moment.

I thought I'll share what was going on in my mind as I create designs like these. Why do I bounce the animations? Why a purple background? so on so forth... This post would explain it all.

@beautifulbullies Animated Signature

The Idea

When it comes to personal designs like this, I would always want to incorporate the things the user loves on it or something that truly shows who they are as a person. In this case, clearly from her name, she loves her bullies and I thought it would be quite funny and comedic if these little bullies can bounce on and off her screen as her signature. Showing their playful and lovable nature to end her post.

excerpy from one of @beautifulbullies post

From this, you can tell she REALLY loves her bullies. :P

I've decided to make the animation about 8 seconds long, something short and sweet to highlight her bullies and of course her Steemit ID. I separated the animations into 3 scenes. One with them bouncing in playfully when their master(@beautifulbullies) calls them. Them approaching the master and giving that sly/mischevious peep, and them running away to go play or fetch a bone that the master threw. So this whole short clip of an animation has some sort of story behind it as well.


I asked @beautifulbullies what her favourite colour was, she said it was purple to pink. I wanted to use it for the background of her home in this animation. This background was simple enough, I just used shapes to create them and they don't need to be animated. The animation part would be focused on the bullies as they bounce in.

Key Elements




I always think that the round shapes gives a more welcoming, joyful meaning to objects. That is why when you watch any Pixar or Disney movies, the angry, grumpy ones always are the rigid shapes. Mostly comprising of squares, rectangles, and triangles. Round shapes, however is the exact opposite, it sends a playful vibe across the room and that is why I cropped all her precious bullies and made them like a ball. Also, ball bounces so....

When the elements are done and created, it is now time to start animating.

Animation - Scene 1

Scene 1 is where the master calls the bullies from afar and because these three dogs lives together, most of the time they all run to you regardless whether one of them is being called or not. So here, I added the basic principles of squash and stretch and the timing used for bouncing balls. I didn't want to exaggerate the squash and stretch to a point u can't clearly make out the images.

bouncing graph

Animation - Scene 2

@beautifulbullies particularly like this scene because the peeping is cute. You know how sometimes dogs just peeps to check on what the master is doing? Simple popping up animation and I'm sure you realized that the bullies are much larger now because they've come forward to the front towards you. Eventhough these are 2d animations and space, this basically breaks that illusion for awhile.

Animation - Scene 3

After throwing a toy/bone, the bullies rushes to chase it or maybe they just runs away to continue whatever dogs do to have fun. Fiddy, the mischevious one in nature obviously took a different approach running away by rolling. I wanted to show this character on Fiddy so instead of following the 'crowd' here, Fiddy decides to get rollin'..

Animation - Text

I animated the text to bounce in as well seeing that everything else is bouncing on the GIF. This was the final touch for the signature.


Wualah!! I'm finally done and this is the compilation of all the layers behind this happy siggy. I hope I didn't bore you but I do put in a lot of thought into creating designs for Steemians here. I always believe a design can brighten up your post or ruin it. At least now I know @beautifulbullies can end her post with pride!

Oh and not forgetting, if anyone of you would like to get your own Professional Steemit Signatures do check out the link below :



Thank You

If you like what I do, check out my other posts on meetups, animation, and designs.

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Doggie aleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeert!!! So cute!!


Ngehehe thank you :)

That's soooooo cool!!!!


Thanks @jaynie :)

I love the story behind the signature, thank you so much for sharing the process behind your creativity!
Obviously I adore the signature as it was made with my beautiful bullies! hehe My favourite part, as you say in the post, is where they have a sneaky little peek over the side being their nosey naughty little selves!
Thanks again, I would recommend @zord189's signatures to everyone!
Get your orders in people! :D BB xx

That’s odd the final animation is not working for my phone, but the first banner works.

Posted using Partiko iOS


Ohhh isit? it works on desktop though

This is very thoughtful and well made. I am sure @beautifulbullies will love it.


Thank you @gmatthe2 :D

Super cool result and thank you for writing this detailed post about the progress !
I enjoyed reading it and I love the final product :)


Thanks man :D

Love, love, love this @zord189 you are indeed very talented and obviously have a passion for this. You have truly captured the playful essence which bullies embody. I'm sure @beautifulbullies is so pleased! :) Well done!


Thank you for the kind words!!

WoW WoW love the proces and I love All signatures they are special on the steemisfere


Hehe, urs is nice too! :D



I absolutely love it!!!
It's the coolest ever.....
Oooohhhhh..... I should get one too


Ngehehe, bring a friend and u get 20% off. :D

The idea is super! I like this signature very much!


Thank you

That is awesome and such a cool design too. Good quality as well.


Thanks man

This is adorable!!!!

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I love them... such a neat idea, for TravelFeed I would like something in slow motion with sun setting over a dream beach and then our logo comes it. How much do you charge?


Ahh, I can picture what you want. I usually charge 10-20 Steem for a special signature. Maybe you can drop me a DM on discord and we'll discuss further :)

Haha that's awesome and hope you have had many more people come up to you get their signatures done! It's so worth it and even had people asking where I got the artwork done, so I pointed them in your direction!

Scary dogs though (I'm definitely not a dogs person) haha :D


Haha thanks for the support man. Hoping to get more orders :d


Will keep sharing the posts mate and using the animation you made for me so people will see it and bow down to your greatness mwhahaha >:o)


Hahahah me no great. but Thank you :D