Sunday, July 17, 2011

Illustration Friday: Gesture (and frustration)

It started with a delightful book I'd made at a FABMO workshop. I'd layered in tissue paper in the book--and so I did a gesture drawing of my cat on the white page, and a line drawing on the tissue paper over that.

But then it got more complicated--I really liked the idea of the overlay, and I wanted to translate that to my blog post. And then I got frustrated. I didn't have the right tools to easily make an animated gif, and once I finally figured that out, I discovered that Blogger doesn't support animated gifs--and the only way to get them on there was a complicated work around which involved getting an account I don't already have...

So, reluctantly (and somewhat defiantly) I took my dear hubby's advice to take a break. When I came back I decided to try from a different angle--I would make a movie. So I did that. Started to make a post--and then wanted to add in the photo--and I couldn't get to the photo upload screen. So I saved the post to try a different browser--only when I pulled up the saved post: there was nothing there!

Big sigh that I finally got my post up--almost the way I want.

1 comment:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

That was cool and I know the feeling. I'm still trying to figure it all out myself. No I didn't do the animation. Chronicle did it and I think they pulled it off rather sweetly. How are you??? Hope that you are doing well and staying cool this summer cause it's hot over here in Charlotte. 108 on yesteday! Amazing! Be well.