My ideal weekend woud be going to a festival with my girlfriend and my friends, however all of the ones we have tickets for this summer have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related restrictions. To this end, Download Festival have begun a weekly creative challenge and this week's challenge was fan art. This was a perfect time to take advantage of the amazing Paper Cutout Style animation class.
I created the main image without the text in Illustrator - including the multiple layers of crowd, with two different poses copied many times. My drawing skills leave something to be desired so to do the instruments for the band I traced images pulled from Google but left them as roughly cut out shapes to keep with the cut out look.
I am really pleased with the finished video and to give it that little extra I used a recording of System of a Down that my girlfriend made when she saw them last, as they were supposed to be playing this year and I have never seen them.
I think I will be making more of these types of animation and I'll continue to upload them here. Finally, a huge thank you to Jake for creating this class!