Now I DID say that my next post was going to be about Little Tiger designer Helen Holmes but I am still waiting on some info and a photo from her as she is very busy sorting out Five Silly Snowmen for Frankfurt, so in the meantime here is a little aside.
I am about to start animating the trailer for Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.
I usually use Flash for animating, but as my illustration style is 'pastelly' and textured in nature, the vector-based Flash is a bit clunky.
SO today I have been learning how to use Photoshop for the purposes of animation and here is my first little animation - a little wave hello from Slippery Sam - a Samimation if you will!
Animating in Photoshop is a bit fiddly but I think I will get my head around it enough to create some nice fluid animation for the trailer and all future animation projects (I'd love to animate some of my dog walkers when I get some time!)