🎬 "Keep Smiling" - for Happy New Year Digital Art ConteststeemCreated with Sketch.

in #cryptoart2 years ago (edited)

MakersPlace, represented by @rito7 is holding their first of a series of contests here on the steem blockchain. Theme is "Happy", so this one is for me :-)

At first the "natively digital" condition seemed to be a big hindrance, but after checking back with the friendly and always helpful team at Makersplace, I was told, that this was to prevent someone just taking a picture of an existing physical piece for an entry and that my collage work was indeed acceptable. Yay!

I had a kind of "cheesy" picture in mind, with really bright colors and a funky animation.


My first attempt came out a bit too silly, even for me.


I merged it into a background layer I had made from some glitched art file and chose a drawing I wanted to use for the eyes.
NikxStock.deviantART.com used for drawing reference (face)


I placed it on a separate layer and adjusted the colors to match the feel I wanted to create.


Then I masked out the mouth from another artwork and changed the colors accordingly.


Together with another glitched segment and some "earrings" I added the mouth to the file, knowing that I wanted it to swing back and forth in the final piece. On a new layer I painted some exaggerated eyelashes, which were to only flash up for moments in the animation later.


Finally I wanted some daisys to run accross the bottom of the picture.


Since I had created all the elements on their own layers in Photoshop, I could add them to a library, for easy access of all the pieces for the animation in Adobe Animate. There I placed them again on separate layers and added the movement.


After I trimmed it all a bit, I could export "Keep Smiling" as an animated gif. (Large file, may take a bit to load).


Finally I tokenized it on MakersPlace, where it is added to my store



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Hihihi - hilarious!
Your animated creations are getting wacky-crazier every time!
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Awesome, thanks, Otto! Glad you like it. How did you do that sharing to twitter again? Trying to get my account going there... 8 years after singnig up ;-)

So greatly done and how funny ! ^_^
Would you have some animation app to recommend for someone who do not have photoshop or adobe animate..?😊

Thanks a lot for liking it.

I haven't tried any other software, so I don't know...

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Thank you very much, as always!

I have to try and find time to enter this! I love your colour here @reinhard-schmid and of course, your humour :)

Hehe... shouldn't encourage you to create extra competition, but yes, please enter. And yes, I'll be happy for you, if you win! In the meantime, maybe you could give a vote to your favorite on the contest page?

Ohh this is cool! I love the aesthetics and colours of this

Thank you! Looks like both chose flowers for a symbol of happyness :-)

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