Welcome - student project

I thought it would be fun to try something different with my gif, so I decided to write in Chinese. Even though I can speak Chinese I'm not that confident in my able to create authentic looking hand lettered fonts, so I cheated a bit and traced a free Chinese web font I found. In Chinese it means welcome. Employees always say it when you enter their shop. 

After tracing it turned out like this:

Welcome - image 1 - student project

Wow, that's some bad lighting in my apartment, eh? Good thing for Photoshop curves. I added in alternate frames of negative space tracing for the second word just for fun and because the flashing reminded me of an in your face welcome sign. I should have tried neon colours....

Anyways, here's my final gif: 

Welcome - image 2 - student project